Accidents Involving Pedestrians

Children, Alcohol and Illegal Activity

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Course Overview

This webinar will get you up to speed on all you need to know in dealing with the specific challenges in road traffic accidents (RTAs) involving pedestrians.

Consideration will be given to the Law Reform (Contributory Negligence) Act 1945 which  introduced a new concept in doing away with contributory negligence as an absolute or complete defence and replacing it with a power in the Court to adjust the recovery of a claimant who was himself in part at fault by reference to what is ‘just and equitable’ in the circumstances.
During this session lecturer Nicky Carter will discuss the issues surrounding contributory negligence and children, namely the importance of the age of the claimant and their ability to appreciate the risks and consequences of their actions.

In doing so, the following case law will be considered:
•  Toropdar v D Queen's Bench Division [2009] EWHC 2997 (TCC);
•  Rehman v Brady [2012] EWHC 78
•  Jackson v Murray [2015] UKSC 5

In addition, the following topics and relevant case law will also be explored:
•  Contributory Negligence and Alcohol – Allegations & Defence
     o    Lunt v Khelifa [2002] EWCA Civ 801
     o    Bruma (A Protected Party) v Hassan [2017] EWHC 3209
•  Contributory Negligence and Illegal Acts
•  MIB exclusions e.g. Private land
     o    Jackson v Murray [2015] UKSC 5
•  Claims against pedestrians
     o    Wastell v Woodward(dec) QBD 2017
     o    Consideration of the use of the vehicle

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the supporting documentation
  • This course provides 0.75 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Have considered the issues surrounding contributory negligence with reference to children, alcohol and illegal acts
  • • Be aware of key case law concerning road traffic accidents involving pedestrians
  • • Have received useful hints and tips which you can utilise when handling pedestrian related accident cases

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for personal injury practitioners of all levels including paralegals, fee earners, trainees and experienced solicitors


About Instructor - Nicky Carter

Nicky has over 20 years experience as a claimant PI lawyer and works with a number of leading national firms and regularly presents courses for several of the country's largest providers of legal training. In addition she lectures on the BPTC and in the coming months will be lecturing on the CILEX level 3 and level 6 courses.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    23 Page


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