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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This Practice Note highlights key issues for solicitors arising out of the CCR 2013 in relation to costs and funding. The Practice Note is intended to...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Innes of 4 New Square and Lucy McCormack at Henderson Chambers 16th Apr
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This Practice Note explains the special provisions that pertain to VAT in relation to costs that are the subject of either summary or detailed...
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15th Apr
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ReferencesThe Solicitors Act 1974 is referred to as the SA 1974 in this Practice Note.Can a solicitor recover fees?Whether a solicitor can recover...
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Produced in partnership with 4 New Square 13th Apr
Precedents
UPON THE APPLICATION OF THE [PARTY][the parties and their representatives who attended]AND UPON HEARINGAND UPON READING the documents on the court...
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9th Apr
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ReferencesThe Solicitors Act 1974 is referred to as the SA 1974 in this Practice Note.The terms 'bill' and 'invoice' are often used interchangeably....
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Produced in partnership with 4 New Square 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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When is delivery of a bill sought?Delivery of a bill is generally sought in one of two circumstances:•the solicitor seeks to retain monies on account...
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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 archived and therefore for historical purposes only.Codes of...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note covers statutory assessment of solicitor and client costs. A solicitor, their client and other persons can seek an assessment of...
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Produced in partnership with 4 New Square 8th Apr
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The provisions relating to the assessment of solicitors' costs are in CPR 46 and CPR PD 46, para 6.1 onwards.All references to the Solicitors Act 1974...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note considers interim bills used to recover solicitors costs from their clients. The Practice Note explains what is meant by an interim...
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Produced in partnership with 4 New Square 8th Apr
Q&As
There are three different scenarios in which this question may arise, being:•where a firm of solicitors recovers the debt through litigation without...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Bagnall of Total Legal Solutions 11th Feb
Q&As
Conduct issuesPractice Note: Client care letters and TOB—regulatory requirements 2011 [Archived] explains that there is very little information that...
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7th Dec
Q&As
STOP PRESS: From 6 April 2017, the Insolvency Rules 1986, SI 1986/1925 were revoked and replaced by the Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016 (IR...
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29th Nov
Q&As
The costs of the detailed assessment proceedingsThe costs of detailed assessment proceedings will usually be summarily assessed at the conclusion of...
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28th Nov
Q&As
As explained in our Practice Note: Recovery of costs, solicitor’s rights, and non-statutory assessments, in the section entitled ‘Recovery of costs,...
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28th Nov

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