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Carin Hunt

Event: Annual Travel Law Conference 2021

You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers and guests for an afternoon of seminars and discussions. This will be a hybrid event, taking place in London and streamed online. The Agenda 1:30pm: Event Chair – Gerard McDermott QC will open and close this event1:45pm: The Great Escape: the scope of Article 4(3) – Ian Denham and Carin Hunt 2:15pm Product Liability and Clinical Negligence claims in France – Daniel Clarke and Solenn Le Tutour (Advocat, France)2:45pm: Recent issues with Rome II – Geert van Calster (Advocat and Academic, Belgium)3: 15pm Panel Discussion – Chaired by Sarah Crowther QC with: Eliot Woolf QC Will Young Louise Howard (Lanyon Bowlder) Jennifer Lund (Irwin Mitchell)4:00pm – Drinks at Middle Temple Bar  Gerard McDermott QC, Barrister Gerard McDermott QC is a…

Events 5 Aug, 2021

X v Kuoni: Success for X in the Supreme Court

On 30 July 2021, the Supreme Court unanimously allowed X’s appeal in the long-running case of X v Kuoni. This is a key decision in respect of the scope of the liability of package tour operators. Carin Hunt provides a casenote on the judgment. The facts The facts giving rise to this case occurred over a decade ago now, when Mrs X and her husband were on a package holiday in Sri Lanka. Early on the morning of 17 July 2010, a hotel maintenance employee on night duty offered to show Mrs X a shortcut to reception. The employee then took Mrs X to an engineering room where he assaulted and raped her. The issues Having been dismissed both at first instance and by…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Travel 3 Aug, 2021

Carin Hunt discusses the registration of cyclists with Lexis PSL

In a recent Lexis PSL News Analysis article, Carin Hunt considers how cycling and e-scooters may be regulated in the future and the potential impact for practitioners on personal injury law. Sabina Habib of Lexis Nexis interviewed Carin Hunt for a Personal Injury Analysis piece, published in July 2021. We summarise the their conversation below. Registration of cyclists The first idea considered by Carin in this interview was originally floated by motoring lawyer Nick Freeman. Freeman proposed the creation of a licensing system for cyclists and e-scooter riders. The suggestion is for cyclists to be compulsory registered, to wear numbered tabards, and be eligible for penalty points should they break the rules of the road. Carin cites expense, practical complexity, and the potential hidden…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Personal Injury 30 Jul, 2021

Ask a Silk: Claims where English law applies but the claimant is domiciled abroad

In this latest ‘Ask a Silk’ vlog, Carin Hunt asks Eliot Woolf QC about personal injury and clinical negligence claims in England and Wales where English law applies but the claimant is domiciled abroad. What needs to be considered? Welcome back to ‘Ask a Silk’. These videos are short and digestible vlogs, normally in the form of a Q&A between a silk and junior member of chambers about a particular area of the silk’s expertise. In this short interview, Carin Hunt talks to Eliot Woolf QC, an well respected silk specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence, including claims with an international element. Carin wanted to discuss international claims with Eliot and in particular, claims where the case is being heard in England and…

News, Webinars & Vlogs, Travel Vlogs, Travel 2 Jul, 2021

Commission advises EU to say No to Lugano Accession

Yesterday, the European Commission published its assessment of the UK’s application to accede to the 2007 Lugano Convention. The Commission advises the EU to reject the UK’s application to join the Convention for two key reasons. First, the Commission notes that those non-EU countries which have acceded to the Lugano Convention “all participate, at least partly, in the EU’s internal market” – this being by way of the EEA agreement for Norway and Iceland, and a number of bilateral trade agreements for Switzerland. This economic link, or “high degree of economic interconnection”, between those third countries and the EU’s internal market, says the Commission, is a key basis for their accession to the Convention.  By contrast, the Commission says, the…

Brexit, Legal Blog & Publications, News, Public Law, Travel, Public, Travel 5 May, 2021

Success for X: The CJEU Judgment in X v Kuoni is Out

This morning, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its judgment in X v Kuoni. Background The facts giving rise to this case occurred over a decade ago now, when X and her husband were on a package holiday in Sri Lanka. Early on the morning of 17 July 2010, a hotel maintenance employee on night duty offered to show X a shortcut to reception. The employee then took X to an engineering room where he assaulted and raped her. Having been dismissed both at first instance and by the Court of Appeal, X’s claim against Kuoni, the tour operator, eventually reached the Supreme Court. The issue in dispute was whether the actions of the maintenance…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Travel, Travel 18 Mar, 2021

Recent developments in the law of unjust enrichment and their relevance to disagreements about funding of special educational provision

Following the case of Surrey CC v NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (2020), Alexander Line and Carin Hunt consider how the claim in restitution is of importance to those advising and representing local authorities. Analysing Surrey CC v Lincolnshire CCG, Alexander and Carin consider the law on unjust enrichment and the four key elements to a claim for unjust enrichment in their most recent article. The authors also consider the Clinical Commissioning Group’s defence of invoking the exclusivity principle laid down in O’Reilly v Mackman [1983] 2 A.C. 237. Considering the decision of the High Court, Alex and Carin contemplate the potential consequences for education law, including the restitution for costs incurred by public bodies and restitution for costs incurred…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Education, Education 10 Feb, 2021

X v Kuoni – The Advocate General’s Opinion

In this post, Carin Hunt details the Advocate General’s opinion in X v Kuoni (Case C-578/19), regarding an assault by a member of hotel staff,  which was handed down on 10 November 2020. The facts In July 2010, X and her husband were on a package holiday in Sri Lanka. The package was provided by Kuoni and included hotel accommodation. In the early hours of the morning of 17 July 2010, X was on her way to reception when a hotel employee offered to show her a shortcut. The employee took X to an engineering room where he assaulted and raped her. The employee who attacked X was a member of the hotel’s maintenance team. He was on night-duty at…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Travel 21 Dec, 2020

Griffiths v TUI – A controversy over expert evidence at the Cross Border Law Conference

Ian Denham and Carin Hunt talked about the recent influential High Court judgment in Griffiths v TUI at Outer Temple’s Cross Border Law Conference. They analysed the judgment and considered the effects it may have on illness claims and beyond. Watch the video. Outer Temple’s Annual Cross Border Law Conference was held via Zoom this year and an in-depth analysis of Griffiths v TUI [2020] EWHC 2268 (QB) was on the agenda. The event was attended by lawyers around the world including fellow Outer Temple member Imogen Egan who summarizes the talk below before the opportunity to watch the full recording of the talk. The story of Griffiths v TUI Carin dealt with the facts, procedural history, and outcome in…

News, Webinars & Vlogs, Travel Vlogs, Travel 17 Dec, 2020

Brownlie v Four Seasons (No. 2): A Binding Decision on the Meaning of the Tort Jurisdiction Gateway, For Now

Carin Hunt’s article titled ‘Brownlie v Four Seasons (No. 2): A Binding Decision on the Meaning of the Tort Jurisdiction Gateway, For Now’ has been published in the New Law Journal. On 29 July 2020 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Brownlie (No. 2) [2020] EWCA Civ 995, the most recent instalment of one of the longest-running jurisdiction disputes in English personal injury law.  It upheld the decision of Nicol J and agreed with the majority of the Supreme Court in Brownlie (No. 1), [2017] UKSC 80. Carin’s article considers the facts of the case, the issue on appeal, the Court of Appeal’s decision and a question of evidence and procedure in the pleading of foreign law You…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Personal Injury, Travel 5 Nov, 2020

Limitation provisions during lockdown for personal injury & clinical negligence matters

Carin Hunt considers limitation issues resulting from the COVID-19 lockdown in her article for Lexis PSL. In the Lexis PSL article, ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19)—limitation provisions during lockdown for PI and clinical negligence matters’, Carin Hunt considers the consequences of Covid-19 for the limitation of personal injury and clinical negligence claims. Carin looks at delays to the conduct of litigation caused by the pandemic, and considers the use of standstill agreements and the operation of section 33 of the Limitation Act 1980 to keep claims in time. Article If you have subscription to Lexis, you may read the article here.  About the Author Carin Hunt joined Chambers in September 2019, following her pupillage and she is developing a busy practice in the…

Clinical Negligence, Legal Blog & Publications, Personal Injury 12 Aug, 2020

MOJ Publishes Review of Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme

Carin Hunt outlines the MOJ’s proposed reforms to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. The proposals seek to better support victims of violent crime, particularly those who suffer historic or current child abuse. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (“the Scheme”) is a statutory scheme that compensates victims of violent crime in England, Scotland and Wales. On 16 July 2020, the MOJ published its first review of the Scheme since 2012, setting out a number of proposals for reform (“the Review”). The Scheme The Scheme is a tariff-based system for determining injury awards for victims of violent crime. A violent crime is defined in Annex B to the Scheme as one of the following acts, if done either intentionally or recklessly: (a)…

Legal Blog & Publications, Personal Injury 23 Jul, 2020

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