PI & Clinical Negligence horizon scanner—May 2021

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

  • PI & Clinical Negligence horizon scanner—May 2021
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Whiplash reforms
  • Ministry of Justice announces cut in increase to EL/PL small claims
  • Brexit
  • Back to the future—in-depth analysis of Lipton and another v BA City Flyer Ltd
  • UK accession to Lugano Convention—Is the door closing?
  • Communication from the Commission on its assessment of UK's application to accede to the 2007 Lugano Convention published in Official Journal
  • No more CJEU references—the practical implications
  • CPR updates
  • More...

PI & Clinical Negligence horizon scanner—May 2021

This Practice Note is a summary of the key legal developments of relevance to personal injury and clinical negligence practitioners as of 11 May 2021. For developments that pre-date this 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. Coronavirus (COVID-19)—ABI further extends Statement of Intent to June 2021—LNB News 27/04/2021 51

  2. Coronavirus (COVID-19)—HMCTS issues updated guidance for those accessing RCJ—LNB News 15/04/2021 58

  3. James Petts, barrister at The 36 Group, provides a barrister’s perspective on the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on civil litigation in England & Wales. See News Analysis: The impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on civil litigation in England & Wales one year on—a barrister’s perspective

  4. Phil Roberts, partner at Clarke Willmott, provides a solicitor’s perspective on the impact of coronavirus on civil litigation in England and Wales. See News Analysis: The impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on civil litigation in England and Wales one year on—a solicitor’s perspective

  5. Litigators should note several best

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