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3rd May, 2017

Brian McCluggage appears in sensitive fatal accident liability High Court authority on the operation of ex turpi causa during an incident of road rage

Brian McCluggage appears in important High Court authority in McHugh (Deceased) v Esure [2017] EWHC 710 (QB) which determined liability issues in a sensitive case arising out of a fatal accident. The High Court considered the following matters:

  • The operation of ex turpi causa in a road traffic accident during the commission of a crime
  • The evidential status of criminal convictions in civil proceedings
  • Significant reduction for contributory negligence in circumstances where the Deceased was intoxicated and involved in an incident of 'road rage'.

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