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Separate legislation covers the recovery of NHS charges. For guidance on requesting and challenging a certificate of NHS charges, see Practice Note:...
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9th Nov
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Defining the primary victimA primary victim is a claimant who was directly involved as a participant in the incident that caused their psychiatric...
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9th Nov
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The nature of the awardWhere an injured person is disadvantaged in the labour market as a result of a residual disability resulting from an injury,...
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9th Nov
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Background and frameworkPurpose of a provisional damages awardWhen the court makes a once and for all lump sum award, it is designed to cover both...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 12th Jan
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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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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 Andrew Wilson 12th Jan
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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
Practice notes
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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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
Precedents
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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Interest on general damagesEntitlementA claimant is entitled to simple interest at a rate the court deems fit.The rateInterest on general damages is...
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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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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 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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The Oxford English dictionary defines a tattoo as follows: ‘to mark (a part of the body) with an indelible design by inserting pigment into punctures...
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Produced in partnership with Jacqueline Swain of St John's Buildings 9th Apr
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DefinitionGuidance for doctors who offer cosmetic interventions, published by the General Medical Council (GMC) in 2016 describes cosmetic...
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Produced in partnership with Catriona Stirling of Cloisters 9th Apr
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The duty of careA medical practitioner owes a duty of care to their patient. This duty is to take reasonable care to:•take a proper...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Ritchie QC of 9 Gough Chambers 9th Apr
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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU has implications for practitioners considering product liability and cross-border claims. This Practice Note is...
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Produced in partnership with Conor Dufficy of 7 Bedford Row 19th Mar
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Coronavirus (Covid-19): The COVID-19 Clinical Negligence Protocol (2020) has been created to adapt clinical negligence claims handling and litigation...
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15th Mar
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Originally produced in partnership with Arti Shah. Updated in partnership with Andrew WilsonLaser hair removal is the process of removing unwanted...
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4th Mar
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The right to obtain disclosureThe fundamental purpose of disclosure is to further the overriding objective by ensuring parties to litigation are on an...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Ritchie QC of 9 Gough Chambers 4th Mar
Practice notes
Coronavirus (Covid-19): The COVID-19 Clinical Negligence Protocol (2020) has been created to adapt clinical negligence claims handling and litigation...
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4th Mar
Practice notes
This Practice Note builds on the general principles of cosmetic surgery claims and focuses on breast enlargement, reduction or augmentation claims. As...
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Produced in partnership with Catriona Stirling of Cloisters 4th Mar
Q&As
We refer you to Practice Note: Cosmetic surgery claims and in particular, the following:‘Managing expectationsWhether a procedure has been successful...
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15th Feb
Precedents
Dear [insert expert’s name]Claimant’s name: [insert the Claimant’s name]Claimant’s address: [insert the Claimant’s address]Claimant’s date of birth:...
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Produced in partnership with Arti Shah 14th Feb
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Claim No: [insert number]In the High Court of JusticeQueen's Bench Division[District Registry]Parties[Mr AB]        Claimantand[CD NHS...
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Produced in partnership with Nageena Khalique QC of No 5 Chambers 14th Feb
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Dear [insert name]Case details:NameAddressDate of BirthDate of Alleged Negligent Treatment[I act for the claimant in relation to a claim for damages...
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Produced in partnership with Arti Shah 14th Feb
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[In the High Court of JusticeORIn the County Court at [insert]]Claim No:BetweenA B        ClaimantsandX...
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Produced in partnership with Thea Wilson of 12 Kings Bench Walk 12th Feb
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Dear [insert name]Case details:NameAddressDate of BirthDate of Alleged Negligent Treatment[I act for the claimant in relation to a claim for damages...
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7th Dec

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