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PI & Clinical Negligence weekly highlights—29 October 2020

Published on: 29 October 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • PI & Clinical Negligence weekly highlights—29 October 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Costs
  • Informed consent is necessary to recover sums beyond fixed costs on a solicitor-client assessment
  • What amounts to a significant development so as to justify variation of a costs budget?
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Relief from sanctions in applications under CPR 3.6 and whether the coronavirus pandemic constitutes a good reason for non-compliance
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—HMCTS publishes updated operational summary for week commencing 26 October
  • Pre-action
  • CJC seeks opinions on Pre-action Protocols ahead of review
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of PI & Clinical Negligence weekly highlights includes analysis of a costs case in which the High Court found that a client had not given informed consent for their solicitor to recover any sums beyond fixed costs (Belsner v Cam Legal Services). We also have news that the Civil Justice Council has launched a review of the Pre-action Protocols. In addition, we have our usual round-up of other key cases and news, as well as New Law Journal articles of interest and recently published Q&As. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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