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Vaile v London Borough of Havering [2011] EWCA Civ 246 (11 March 2011)

Local Education Authority Liable In Negligence In Respect Of An Assault By Pupil On Teacher:The Court of Appeal allowed the appellant former teacher's appeal against a decision dismissing her claim against the respondent for damages for personal injuries sustained in an assault by a pupil. The tria......

Van Colle & Anor v Hertfordshire Police [2007] EWCA Civ 325 (24 April 2007)

Damages for breach of a duty to take preventive measures to protect a vulnerable witnes. Where it was established that the state authorities knew or ought to have known of the existence of a real and immediate risk to the life of an individual as a result of the criminal acts of a third party, the......

Van Niekerk v Carnival Plc & Anor [2012] QBD - 13/06/12

Permission was granted to obtain expert accounting evidence and for the cause of death experts to produce a joint statement. Although the C had succeeded on her application to admit accounting evidence, it had been necessary because there was a deficiency in her case which the D had pointed out ......

Various Claimants v Gower Chemicals Ltd & Ors, CC (Cardiff) 28/02/2007

The natural and ordinary meaning of the Collective Conditional Fee Agreements Regulations 2000 reg.5(1) was that there had to be a provision in a collective conditional fee agreement providing for a success fee that complied with the specification set out in the regulation, but it did not addition......

Varley v General Osteopathic Council (QBD) (09 June 2009)

In October 2007, Mr Varley, a registered osteopath, was convicted and sentenced in respect of an offence of incitement to supply a Class B drug. The facts supporting the conviction were that the Mr Varley had incited his osteopathy patients to join him in creating amphetamine for sale as slimming p......

Vaughan v Jones & Ors [2006] EWHC 2123 (Ch) (11 August 2006)

In the circumstances it was not appropriate to grant a third party costs order against persons who had provided the funds necessary to annul the claimant's bankruptcy, thereby enabling the claimant to bring proceedings against the defendant, and who had provided the claimant with a loan. The loan h......

Vava & Ors v Anglo American South Africa Ltd [2013] EWHC 2326 (QB) - 30/07/13

Dispute raising the issue as to whether a contractual agreement concerning one way costs shifting had the effect that the successful defendant, who sought to set-off an order for costs in its favour, could not seek to enforce any costs order against the claimants. Held: A judgment or order for c......

Vellacott v The Convergence Group Plc & Ors [2007] EWHC 1774 (Ch) (31 July 2007)

Director liable for Company pursuing hopeless Counterclaim. Rimer J. held that where companies had irresponsibly pursued a hopeless counterclaim on the instructions and for the benefit of a controlling director, that director was made liable, jointly and severally with the companies, to pay the co......

Venture Finance Plc v Mead & Anor [2005] EWCA Civ 325 (22 March 2005)

The judge had erred in concluding that he ought to exercise his discretion under CPR r.48. He was wrong to conclude that each Defendant was only liable for 50% of the costs. The judge ought to have considered the extent to which each Defendant was liable for the cost of the proceedings to recover m......

Viasystems (Tyneside) Ltd. v Thermal Transfer (Northern) Ltd & Ors [2005] EWCA Civ 1151 (10 October 2005)

Vicarious Liability: The long-standing assumption that dual vicarious liability could not exist was incorrect. More than one employer can be vicariously liable for the negligence of a single employee. Each situation will depend upon a close examination of the facts. In respect of contribution betwe......

Vicarious Liability For Abuse: EL v Children's Society [2012] EWHC 365 (QB)

The Claimant claimed damages for sexual abuse suffered while he was resident at one of the Defendant's (D) children' homes in the 1950s. The abuse was perpetrated by the son of the houseparents (B). The Claimant issued against B himself and against D. The question was whether D was vicariously liab......

Vicky Reid v. Equiworld Club Limited, Sheriff D.J. Cusine, Aberdeen Sheriff Court, 23 November 2010

The pursuer sought damages from the defenders in respect of an incident at their premises on 18 February 2005, when she fell from one of their horses and sustained a cross fracture of one of her thoracic vertebrae, and according to her, a mild brain injury. The pursuer submitted that prior to her ......

Vivek Rattan v UBS [2014] EWHC 665 (Comm) - 12/03/14

Claimant ordered to pay costs on indemnity basis as sanction for taking 'futile and time-wasting procedural points'. The Claimant (C) wrote to the Defendant (D) asking for confirmation that it would file its costs budget 'on' 28 February. D agreed saying costs budgets should be f......

Vowles v Evans [2003] EWCA Civ 318 (11 March 2003)

A referee of an adult amateur rugby match owed a duty of care to the players to take reasonable care for their safety when carrying out his refereeing duties and his breach of that duty caused the claimant's injury ......

Vranicki v Architects Registration Board [2007] EWHC 506 (Admin) (16 March 2007)

Professional Conduct. An architect engaged to supervise had to take all reasonable steps to ensure that a project ran as smoothly as possible by advising clients on the appropriate contractual arrangements and monitoring the progress, identifying poor or defective workmanship and requiring it to......

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