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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This Practice Note considers fundamental dishonesty both in the context of section 57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (CJCA 2015) and the...
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9th Nov
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Common issuesClaims for loss of earnings are common in personal injury claims and are often the largest head of damages. For guidance on future loss...
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9th Nov
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Valuing the lossHow should an injury be measured in a sum of money? After all no formula can calculate the value of the loss of an arm or of the sense...
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9th Nov
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What is QOCS?Qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) was introduced on 1 April 2013 as part of the Jackson costs reforms following the removal of a...
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9th Nov
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LiabilityFalse imprisonment consists of the complete deprivation of liberty without a lawful basis. Claims will in practice be made against a public...
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Produced in partnership with Greg Ó Ceallaigh of Garden Court Chambers 12th Jan

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This Tracker contains details of costs judgments in which the court has awarded indemnity costs or has refused to order indemnity costs. The main...
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4th May
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This Practice Note considers orders for costs determined on an indemnity basis (indemnity costs orders). A court may order that costs are assessed on...
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4th May
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This Practice Note highlights that such costs are not recoverable as of right and identifies issues to be considered when determining whether, and to...
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28th Apr
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Pre-action costs—what are they?Prior to the commencement of litigation, parties may incur considerable costs for example:•taking detailed instructions...
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26th Apr
Q&As
Generally, in claims allocated to the small claims track, the parties bear their own costs. This is provided for in CPR 27.14.CPR 27.14 states that in...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 21st Apr
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This Practice Note summarises the key decisions illustrating the court’s approach when considering whether or not to penalise a party in costs for...
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15th Apr
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This Practice Note deals with provisions for the payment of costs orders. It considers the differences depending on whether the court order includes a...
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Produced in partnership with David Willink of Lamb Chambers 13th Apr
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This Practice Note considers costs in the small claims track (SCT). For further information on case management in the SCT, see Practice Note: Small...
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Produced in partnership with David Willink of Lamb Chambers 13th Apr
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This Practice Note considers whether it is possible to recover the costs incurred during an appeal. The costs rules dealing with appeals are set out...
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13th Apr
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This Practice Note explains the indemnity principle as applied when seeking to recover costs in proceedings. The principle sets out the extent of a...
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12th Apr
Precedents
Claim No. [insert claim number].[IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE[BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS [OF ENGLAND AND WALES OR IN [insert location]]][Specify...
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9th Apr
Practice notes
Abbreviations used in this Practice Note:•LIP—Litigant in person•LP(CE)A 1975—Litigant in Person (Costs and Expenses) Act 1975 (as amended)•ordinary...
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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 has been archived and is for historical purposes only.To assist those looking to see the development of the application...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note looks at the discretion of judges to make costs orders (CPR 44 and its accompanying Practice Direction, CPR PD 44). It considers...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is for historical purposes only.CPR provisionsThe provisions relating to general rules about costs...
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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.IntroductionThe court has a...
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8th Apr
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This Tracker lists a number of decisions in which the court has considered issues of proportionality since 2012.For the up to date position on the...
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8th Apr
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Abbreviations used in this Practice Note:•LIP—litigant in person•SCCO—Senior Court Costs OfficeCivil Procedure Rules (CPR) provisionsUnder CPR 46.5,...
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8th Apr
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Claimant is successful—fixed costsWhat is the fixed costs regime?The fixed costs regime is set out in CPR 45. It provides that in certain...
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8th Apr

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