PI & Clinical Negligence horizon scanner—December 2020 [Archived]

The following PI & Clinical Negligence practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • PI & Clinical Negligence horizon scanner—December 2020 [Archived]
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Useful news articles you might have missed
  • PI & Clinical Negligence procedural updates from 2020
  • Life expectancy evidence—practical considerations for PI and clinical negligence claims
  • Annual survey for hours and earnings figures released for 2020
  • Low Value Personal Injury (LVPI) Part 8 Stage 3 fees refund guidance updated
  • Expansion of online court service for unspecified claims
  • CJC seeks opinions on pre-action protocols ahead of review
  • Package holiday claims
  • More...

PI & Clinical Negligence horizon scanner—December 2020 [Archived]

ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.

This Practice Note is a summary of the key legal developments of relevance to personal injury and clinical negligence practitioners as of 16 December 2020. For the most recent horizon scanner, reference should be made to PI and Clinical Negligence horizon scanning—overview.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To stay ahead of the fast-moving changes in the courts’ processes and procedures necessitated by the pandemic and for industry guidance on how to manage cases during the pandemic including medical examinations, service and limitation, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19) implications for PI and clinical negligence.

For details on recent developments in this area for Pi and clinical negligence claims, see:

  1. Association of British Insurers and Association of Consumer Support Organisations further extend Statement of Intent to 15 January 2021​—see: LNB News 02/12/2020 24

  2. Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Foreign Process Section’s availability update (November 2020)

  3. RCJ fees office to reopen to public from 7 December 2020—LNB News 27/11/2020 57

  4. In-person medical examinations restricted amid new coronavirus (COVID-19) measures—LNB News 04/11/2020 9

Useful news articles you might have missed

PI & Clinical Negligence procedural updates from 2020

Stephen Goodfellow, barrister at No5 Chambers, considers the important procedural developments during 2020 for personal injury and clinical negligence lawyers.

See News Analysis: PI & Clinical Negligence procedural updates from 2020.

Life expectancy evidence—practical considerations for PI

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