PI & Clinical Negligence horizon scanner—February 2021 [Archived]

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

  • PI & Clinical Negligence horizon scanner—February 2021 [Archived]
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Brexit
  • What does IP completion day mean for PI & Clinical Negligence claims?
  • Brexit—product liability, package holiday personal injury claims and rail accidents in the EU
  • Continued recognition of civil judgments between the UK and Norway
  • Retained EU law—a guide for the perplexed
  • Examining the European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020
  • CPR updates
  • CPR changes and 127th practice direction update—various
  • More...

PI & Clinical Negligence horizon scanner—February 2021 [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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.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 9 February 2021. 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. Elizabeth Boulden and Cressida Mawdesley-Thomas, barristers at 12 KBW, discuss the Vaccine Damages Payments Act 1979, its impact on the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine and whether it is fit for purpose. See News Analysis: The Vaccine Damages Payments Act 1979 and the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

  2. Approximately £240m in personal injury claims are tied up in the courts because of the backlog caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to estimates released on 6 January 2021 by Zurich Insurance plc. See News Analysis: Coronavirus (COVID-19)—£240m in personal injury claims tied up in court delays, insurer warns

  3. LNB News 08/02/2021 82—Association of British Insurers and Association of Consumer Support

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