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What is a secondary victim?A primary victim is a claimant who was directly involved as a participant in the incident that caused their psychiatric...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 12th Jan
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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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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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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
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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
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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Brexit: As of exit day (11 pm on 31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the...
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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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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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Note: This Practice Note is relevant only to Part 36 offers as considered under CPR 36 in force as from 6 April 2015. For offers made prior to this,...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 12th Jan
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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 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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Schedule of costs precedents—Precedent MOrder on Solicitor’s Application for Assessment Under the Solicitor’s Act 1974 Part IIIDATED the [DATE]Claim...
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9th Apr
Precedents
Schedule of cost precedents—Precedent LOrder on Client’s Application for Detailed Assessment of Solicitor's BillDATED the [DATE]Claim No. [insert...
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9th Apr
Practice notes
The general rule for detailed assessmentThe general rule for when detailed assessment is to take place is set out in CPR 47.1 which provides that the...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note is based on provisions revoked on 1 April 2013. It is therefore for historical purposes only.Since the introduction of...
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8th Apr
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What is an interim costs certificate?An interim certificate is a certificate ordered by the court at any time after the receiving party has filed a...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note is based on provisions revoked on 1 April 2013. It is therefore for historical purposes only.What are they?The points of...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note provides a list of costs precedents with links through to the precedents in PDF or Word format. It covers costs budgets (precedent...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note is based on provisions revoked on 1 April 2013. It is therefore for historical purposes only.When to apply for a...
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8th Apr
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What are points of dispute?The receiving party produces a bill of costs which sets out the costs it is seeking to claim under the detailed assessment...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note is based on provisions revoked on 1 April 2013. It is therefore for historical purposes only. It only contains guidance...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note is based on provisions revoked on 1 April 2013. It is therefore for historical purposes only.Since the introduction of...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note is based on provisions revoked on 1 April 2013. It is therefore for historical purposes only.How to commence detailed...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note is based on provisions revoked on 1 April 2013. It is therefore for historical purposes only.Detailed assessment is the...
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8th Apr
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The default costs certificate procedure is not available in solicitor/client assessments (CPR PD 46, para 6.8).What is a default costs certificate?A...
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8th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID–19): A detailed assessment hearing will be impacted and consideration needs to be given as to how to undertake such hearings...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note is now archived and will not be updated.CPR provisionsThe provisions for detailed assessment are set out in CPR 47 and...
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8th Apr
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Extension of the Electronic Working Pilot scheme to the SCCOThe 110th Practice Direction update, effective from 7 October 2019, extends the...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note provided information on the Bill of Costs pilot scheme which came to an end on 30 September 2017. This Practice Note is...
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8th Apr
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Use of electronic filing in the SCCOSince 20 January 2020, the Electronic Working Pilot Scheme set out in CPR PD 51O has been mandatory for legally...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note is based on provisions revoked on 1 April 2013. It is therefore for historical purposes only.Since the introduction of...
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8th Apr

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