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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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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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The tort of misfeasanceMisfeasance in public office is a tort that is rarely invoked in personal injury claims. It is only available against public...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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The provisions set out in various Court Guides, some of which are summarised below, are in addition to the provisions in the CPR and its practice...
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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 for summary assessment of costs are...
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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 is a statement of...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the Guideline Hourly Rates (GHRs). These are hourly rates which it is considered for a solicitor to recover for work done...
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31st Mar
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Summary assessment is the procedure whereby costs are assessed by the judge who has heard the case or application (see Practice Note: Summary...
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30th Mar
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This Practice Note explains summary assessment of costs and when it takes place. Summary assessment of costs is a procedure during which the judge who...
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30th Mar
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As part of the 104th update—Practice Directions Amendments accompanying the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), the Ministry of Justice introduced a new...
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29th Mar
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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 is summary...
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24th Feb
Precedents
When providing a schedule of costs for summary assessment, the information should be set out using Court Form: N260 Statement of Costs (Summary...
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11th Feb
Q&As
We have assumed that this Q&A is referring to a statement of costs lodged for the purposes of summary assessment.Practice Note: VAT on costs sets out...
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11th Feb
Q&As
We have assumed that this Q&A is not referring to detailed assessment of solicitors bills (in respect of which applications are issued under CPR Part...
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11th Feb
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Statement of Costs for summary assessmentA party wishing to claim costs must prepare a written statement setting out their costs (CPR PD 44, para...
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28th Nov
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Solicitors can charge any hourly rate they wish for their services. However, they will not necessarily recover those rates at a costs assessment. The...
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28th Nov
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The statement of costs must be signed by the party or the party’s legal representative, under CPR PD 44, para 9.5(3), see Practice Note: Summary...
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28th Nov
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The new Statement of Costs for Summary Assessment Pilot is set out in CPR PD 51X and provides for the new statements of costs that may be used:‘4...
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28th Nov

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