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Bringing a claim against a public authority in negligence—basis of dutyWhen will a public authority owe a duty of care?The Supreme Court considered...
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19th May
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Untraced drivers and the role of the MIB—for accidents occurring on or after 1 March 2017NOTE: For accidents after 1 March 2017 the Motor Insurers'...
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19th May
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Liability under the Animals Act 1971—all other animalsAll animals except those that belong to a dangerous species (all non-dangerous animals) are...
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19th May
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Fee remissionsIntroductionCourt and tribunal fees are, for many, prohibitively high. For those in the most straitened circumstances, fee remissions,...
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Produced in partnership with David Willink of Lamb Chambers 19th May
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The court’s power to extend the time limit—section 33 of the Limitation Act 1980The Limitation Act 1980 is referred to as LA 1980.The power to...
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19th May
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Drafting schedules of loss in PI and clinical negligence claimsNOTE: On 15 July 2019, at the conclusion of the first review of the discount rate, the...
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Produced in partnership with Louise Thomson 19th May
Q&As
Section 152(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (RTA 1988) states that no sum is payable by an insurer under RTA 1988, s 151 in respect of any judgment...
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Produced in partnership with David Sawtell of 39 Essex Chambers 19th May
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Uninsured drivers and the role of the MIB—for accidents occurring on or after 1 August 2015NOTE: This Practice Note deals with the MIB Uninsured...
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19th May
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Quantifying damages for the estate under the Law Reform ActWhat can be claimed by the estate under the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act...
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19th May
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Damages in clinical negligence claimsNOTE: On 15 July 2019, at the conclusion of the first review of the discount rate, the Lord Chancellor announced...
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Produced in partnership with Renée Wood 19th May
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Psychiatric injury—secondary victimsWhat is a secondary victim?A primary victim is a claimant who was directly involved as a participant in the...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 19th May
Precedents
[IN THE COUNTY COURT AT [INSERT]ORIN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE][[SPECIFY DIVISION]][[INSERT LOCATION] DISTRICT REGISTRY]Claim No:Between[Insert...
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19th May
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What costs are payable on a matter which is in the MOJ portal but settles for less than £1,000? At the time that the matter was entered in the portal...
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19th May
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Drafting counter schedules of loss in PI and clinical negligence claimsNOTE: On 15 July 2019, at the conclusion of the first review of the discount...
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Produced in partnership with Louise Thomson 19th May

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VAT on costsThis Practice Note explains the special provisions that pertain to VAT in relation to costs that are the subject of either summary or...
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Produced in partnership with Hartley Foster of Addington Chambers 17th Sep
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What is the procedure for applying for reimbursement of additional costs arising from death or incapacity of judge, pursuant to section 53 of the...
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13th Sep
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Client assessment of solicitor's costs—procedureThe provisions relating to the assessment of solicitors' costs are in CPR 46 and CPR PD 46, para 6.1...
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2nd Sep
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Solicitor and client costs—interim billsThis Practice Note considers interim bills used to recover solicitors costs from their clients. The Practice...
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Produced in partnership with 4 New Square 19th Aug
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Recovery of costs, solicitor’s rights, and non-statutory assessmentsReferencesThe Solicitors Act 1974 is referred to as the SA 1974 in this Practice...
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Produced in partnership with 4 New Square 19th Aug
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Solicitor and client costs—statutory assessmentsThis Practice Note covers statutory assessment of solicitor and client costs. A solicitor, their...
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Produced in partnership with 4 New Square 18th Aug
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Form and content of billsReferencesThe Solicitors Act 1974 is referred to as the SA 1974 in this Practice Note.The terms 'bill' and 'invoice' are...
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Produced in partnership with 4 New Square 18th Aug
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The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and their impact on costs and fundingThis Practice Note...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Innes of 4 New Square and Lucy McCormack at Henderson Chambers 18th Aug
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Orders for delivery of a solicitor's billDelivery of a bill is generally sought in one of two circumstances:•the solicitor seeks to retain monies on...
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18th Aug
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Can solicitors serve a statutory demand for unpaid legal fees as a precursor to bankrupting a former client?STOP PRESS: From 6 April 2017, the...
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18th Aug
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Can a solicitor bring a claim against a client for disbursements incurred, but not yet paid, on the client's behalf?As explained in our Practice Note:...
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18th Aug
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Are costs outside a client's retainer to be included when applying the one-fifth rule when dealing with the costs of a solicitor costs...
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18th Aug
Precedents
Schedule of costs precedents—Precedent KUPON THE APPLICATION OF THE [PARTY][the parties and their representatives who attended]AND UPON HEARINGAND...
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18th Aug
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Can I charge my client and/or opponent for costs and disbursements if I have forgotten to send a client care letter?Conduct issuesPractice Note:...
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15th Aug
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In what circumstances is a receiving party able to claim for the time spent in receiving letters/emails from the paying party and the client?The costs...
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