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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 UK has entered an...

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Is it reasonably necessary? The claimant will be entitled to recover aids and equipment if they can prove that they are for a genuine medical or therapeutic need and are...

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Timing and procedure A claimant can apply for an interim payment order after the end of the period for filing an acknowledgment of service. See Practice Note: After a...

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STOP PRESS: The 8th edition of the Ogden Tables was published on 17 July 2020 and contains revised actuarial tables which can be accessed here. Our Practice Notes are...

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Filed on behalf of the claimant Witness Statement of [insert initial and surname of witness] Number of witness statement: [insert number of witness statement in relation...

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STOP PRESS: The 8th edition of the Ogden Tables was published on 17 July 2020 and contains revised actuarial tables which can be accessed here. If a claimant has lost...

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The claim and basis for it This type of claim is made on behalf of a living claimant whose life expectancy has been reduced as a result of the defendant’s negligence....

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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 August 2019. For...

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General principles As a general rule, a claimant must give credit for any financial gains they make that they have received as a result of their injuries. A collateral...

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A. Orthopaedic Orthopaedic conditions affecting the bones, muscles and ligament structure. Common tests include: • central nervous system • cranial nerves • cervical...

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General damages Pain, suffering and loss of amenity The court will make a monetary award to reflect the gravity of an injury and the effect it has had on a particular...

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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 August 2019. Which...

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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 August 2019....

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[In the High Court of Justice OR In the COUNTY COURT AT [insert]] [[Specify division]] [[Specify Specialist court]] [[Insert location] District Registry] Claim No:...

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[In the High Court of Justice OR In the COUNTY COURT AT [insert]] [[Specify division]] [[Specify Specialist court]] [[Insert location] District Registry] Claim No:...

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[In the High Court of Justice OR In the COUNTY COURT AT [insert]] [[Specify division]] [[Specify Specialist court]] [[Insert location] District Registry] Claim No:...

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[Insert the title of the proceedings, including the court and division (where necessary) in which the claim is to be issued, the full name of each party and the status of...

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Replacement vehicles and hire generally Where a driver’s vehicle has suffered damage in an accident sufficient for it to require repair or replacement, they may well need...

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Enforceability of contracts Some credit hire agreements have been vulnerable to attack as unenforceable where the credit hire company has failed to comply with certain...

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Defendant insurers commonly raise issues going to the quantum of the claim for hire charges. The common areas of dispute are: • need/type • period, and • rate For further...

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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: Recovery of NHS...

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STOP PRESS: The 8th edition of the Ogden Tables was published on 17 July 2020 and contains revised actuarial tables which can be accessed here. NOTE: On 15 July 2019 the...

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STOP PRESS: The 8th edition of the Ogden Tables was published on 17 July 2020 and contains revised actuarial tables which can be accessed here. Our Practice Notes are...

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STOP PRESS: The 8th edition of the Ogden Tables was published on 17 July 2020 and contains revised actuarial tables which can be accessed here. Our Practice Notes are...

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Elements of a fatal accident claim There are two different elements to a fatal accident claim: • the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934 (LR(MP)A 1934) allows...

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Gross to net income conversion For further information, see: Gross to net income converted: Butterworths Personal Injury Litigation Service [321]–[360]....

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