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In the wake of the Jackson Review and the Legal Services Act 2011 and the forthcoming implementation of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, the competition for personal injury work is more intense than ever. Personal injury lawyers of all kinds are under immense pressure not only to turn work around faster, but expand into what might be new and unfamiliar areas (e.g. clinical negligence or occupational disease).

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Establishing legal liability

Key practice note looking at the courts’ approach when deciding whether a duty of care is owed by the defendant including in claims involving novel situations, psychiatric injury, omissions and claims involving public authorities.

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Types of claim

This content deals with the duty of care owed by road users to others in road traffic accidents including car drivers or motorists, passengers, pedestrians and cyclists and the standard of care. Includes practice notes on duties of the road user, proving negligence in road traffic claims, defences in road traffic accidents and more.

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Litigation

Provides information on which court to issue your claim in, depending on the value of the claim and other factors. It also looks at what type of claims the specialist courts deal with and provides information on any guidelines that need to be adhered to when commencing proceedings in those courts, including electronic working.

About PI & Clinical Negligence

LexisPSL Personal Injury is the only place where you can find all the latest practice notes, legislation, commentary, forms and precedents you need together online. Liability, quantum and procedure, all in one package.

Our clear, concise practice notes give you a succinct overview of each legal area – with direct links for deeper research to Butterworths Personal Injury and Litigation Service, All England Law Reports, Munkman on Damages and Binghams & Berrymans Personal Injury and Motor Claims Cases. We have thousands of quantum cases in one easy-to-search database, with new cases added every week. Plus 20 quantum calculators that can run highly complex calculations for you in minutes (not hours).

LexisPSL Personal Injury also comes with other time-saving tools, like medical drawings and dictionaries to keep you on the right track. And news alerts from senior PI experts, sharing their personal wisdom and practical tips (not just the bare transcript). So you can find everything you need in one place, with less research time. And take on new work, in new areas, with real confidence.

Latest PI & Clinical Negligence News

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PI & Clinical Negligence weekly highlights—20 January 2022

This week’s edition of PI & Clinical Negligence weekly highlights includes analysis of a Court of Appeal judgment on secondary victim psychiatric...

20 January 2022
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Limitations of iniquity exception to legal privilege applicable to solicitor/client relationship (Candey v Bosheh)

Dispute Resolution analysis: The court was asked to consider the circumstances in which a solicitor could rely on privileged material and instructions...

20 January 2022
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Directors’ duties and companies limited by guarantee—restriction on distributions in a company’s constitution cannot be ignored (CRAFT v Pope and others)

Pensions analysis: This decision will be of particular interest to company lawyers as it is a relatively rare decision of the Court of Appeal...

19 January 2022
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Human rights/open justice—the wider use of court documents relied on to obtain Human Rights Act Declarations (UXA v Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust)

Dispute Resolution analysis: Having made declarations that the defendant NHS Trust had breached the claimant’s human rights under Articles 2, 3 and 8...

18 January 2022
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Clinical negligence secondary victim claims limited by Court of Appeal (Paul v Royal Wolverhampton)

PI & Clinical Negligence analysis: In Paul v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and others, the Court of Appeal held that secondary victims can only claim...

18 January 2022

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