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Robert Hawkins

About Robert Hawkins

Robert is a law student beginning his first year at Durham University in September. In the future, he hopes to qualify as a barrister in either public or tort law.

If a car driver overtakes a motorcycle and crashes into him, is he liable for damages?

The facts of the case: Brown v Paterson [2010] EWCA Civ 184 The case involved a road traffic collision between a motorcyclist, Mr Brown, and a car driver, Dr Paterson. The incident occurred on 9 December 2004 at 9:50 pm on the A420 at a junction. In the original trial, [...]

By |2019-12-10T15:40:08+00:00December 10th, 2019|Student Case Blogs|

Can a driver be found negligent if they hit a drunken pedestrian?

Stewart v Glaze [2009] EWHC 704 (QB) The facts of the case The claimant in the case, Mr Stewart, was struck by a car in the early hours of Saturday 25th September 2004, driven by the defendant in this case, Mr Glaze. The result of the road traffic accident was [...]

By |2019-08-30T10:16:03+01:00August 15th, 2019|Student Case Blogs|
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