Daniel McCracken v (1) Damian Smith, (2) The Motor Insurers’ Bureau, (3) Darren Michael Bell  EWHC 3620 (QB)
The MIB were not liable to compensate a brain-damaged Claimant who was a passenger on a stolen; uninsured; un-roadworthy off-road trials bike. Stephen Worthington QC and Hugh Hamill represented the MIB in this case which provides useful guidance on the MIB agreement; the application of the ex turpi defence and the appropriate level of contributory negligence.
Andrew Mitchell MP v News Group Newspapers
Costs budget filed late - Master deems costs budget to consist only of claim for court fees - decision upheld. The decision of the Court of Appeal shows that failure to comply with orders will have dire consequences. The practical result is that the burden moves from the original tortfeasor to the insurers of solicitors.