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The Limitation Act 1980 is referred to as LA 1980.LA 1980 sets out the time limits within which claimants are entitled to bring claims of various...
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9th Nov
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General principlesAs a general rule, a claimant must give credit for any financial gains they make that they have received as a result of their...
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9th Nov
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The concept of foreseeability and remotenessEven if the claimant proves:•that the defendant acted negligently (ie in breach of duty), and•that the...
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9th Nov
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To identify the circumstances in which a court may find an employer to be vicariously liable for a tort committed by an employee it is useful to trace...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 12th Jan
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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day, ie 31 January 2020, has implications for practitioners considering road traffic accidents. For...
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9th Nov
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This case tracker considers case law in relation to qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) in order to provide some guidance on how the courts are...
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9th Nov
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IntroductionOver the past decade or so, motor insurers have adopted and developed a strategy for identifying and dealing with road accident personal...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 12th Jan
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Expert witnesses are instructed in personal injury claims to provide an opinion on medical and non-medical technical issues within their field of...
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Produced in partnership with Ian Huckstepp of IRH Solicitors 12th Jan
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DefinitionsFraudDefined in Derry v Peek as where it is shown that:'a false representation has been made (1) knowingly, or (2) without belief in its...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 12th Jan
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NOTE: On 15 July 2019 the Lord Chancellor announced that the discount rate would change to minus 0.25% from the previous level of minus 0.75%. The new...
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9th Nov
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Nature of the awardA claimant who is precluded from doing a job they enjoy is entitled to claim loss of congenial employment. This award relates...
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9th Nov
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Timing and procedureA claimant can apply for an interim payment order after the end of the period for filing an acknowledgment of service.See Practice...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 12th Jan
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NOTE: On 15 July 2019 the Lord Chancellor announced that the discount rate would change to minus 0.25%. The new discount rate came into effect on 5...
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Produced in partnership with Louise Thomson 12th Jan
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Pre-action protocol for low value personal injury claims in road traffic accidentsThe protocol applies to all road traffic accident (RTA)...
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9th Nov
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The Limitation Act 1980 is referred to as LA 1980.The power to disapply the primary limitation periodWhen dealing with personal injury claims that...
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9th Nov
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The claim and basis for itThis type of claim is made on behalf of a living claimant whose life expectancy has been reduced as a result of the...
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9th Nov

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, among other measures, relaxes...
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Produced in partnership with James Robottom of 7BR 9th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, among other measures, confirms...
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Produced in partnership with James Robottom of 7BR 9th Apr
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A coroner (or a jury where there is one) is required to make a determination at the end of an inquest of the matters which were ascertained from the...
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Produced in partnership with James Robottom of 7BR 6th Apr
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As there is no route for a statutory appeal from the coroner’s court, the supervisory jurisdiction of the Administrative Court is important for those...
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Produced in partnership with Louise Jones of Guildhall Chambers, Bristol 1st Apr
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While it is well known that a coroner controls an investigation into a person’s death, the modern approach to inquest preparation seeks to ensure that...
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Produced in partnership with Dominic Adamson of Temple Garden Chambers 26th Feb
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Types of coronerCoroners are independent judicial officers. Coroners must now be lawyers, although previously medical doctors were appointed and some...
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Produced in partnership with Fiona Canby of Temple Garden Chambers 24th Feb
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Case studyThe documents are needed by an expert who has been instructed to prepare a report in relation to the case.We are not aware of any specific...
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