This week's edition of Dispute Resolution weekly highlights includes: analysis of a number of key DR developments (including the 110th and 111th CPR PD updates) and judicial decisions (including the Court of Appeal’s decision in Hallett v Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (contractual breach); dates for your diary; details of our recently published guidance (including Q&A) content; and other information of interest to general dispute resolution practitioners.
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EL/PL claims in the portal—a practical guide (Stage 1)This Practice Note provides an overview of the Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury (Employers’ Liability and Public Liability) Claims from 31 July 2013 (the EL/PL protocol) in particular Stage 1 of the process. For guidance on Stage
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