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March 2005

  • A woman, who suffered serious head, facial and orthopaedic injuries when she was involved in a head-on car crash, has been awarded damages of £810,000 in an out of court settlement last week. She was represented by Leigh Day's specialist personal injury lawyer Sally Moore. 24 March 2005
  • Cyclists are not obliged by law to wear a helmet, however, the use of a cycle helmet which conforms to current regulations is recommended in the Highway Code. 9 March 2005
  • The detailed reasoning behind the Court of Appeal's decision to make its first full protective costs order was released this week and will have a significant impact on the ability of public interest cases to be carried through to court. The case was handled by Richard Stein, judicial review expert at Leigh Day. 2 March 2005
  • A young woman with a damaged cornea, which led to her needing a corneal graft, has been compensated because her GP failed to diagnose the problem. She was represented by clinical negligence specialist Henry Dyson. 2 March 2005
  • Cherie Pridham, a professional long distance stage racing cyclist, has been awarded compensation for her injuries from a hit and run accident. 1 March 2005

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