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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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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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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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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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General principlesAs a general rule, a claimant must give credit for any financial gains they make that they have received as a result of their...
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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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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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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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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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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 16th May
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Your client and the court—regulatory requirementsThis Practice Note explains the regulatory requirements imposed by the SRA in relation to litigation...
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15th May
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Court fees in civil proceedingsCoronavirus (COVID-19)The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures...
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15th May
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Briefing counsel for trialWhen to brief counselIf you have any doubts about whether you will have the time to prepare the case adequately for trial,...
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15th May
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Forms of address for the judiciaryThere are certain protocols that need to be followed when addressing members of the judiciary. These protocols apply...
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15th May
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Dispute Resolution—judicial practice notes and guidanceThis Practice Note contains current judicial Practice Notes and judicial guidance of interest...
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15th May
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Business and Property CourtsCoronavirus (COVID-19)The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures...
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15th May
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Court guides and other guidanceWhat is the status of the court guides?The court guides seek to provide a general explanation of the work and practice...
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15th May
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County Court—introduction of the single County Court [Archived]ARCHIVED: this archived Practice Note is not maintained and is for background...
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15th May
Q&As
This Q&A assumes the reference is to the issue fee paid in accordance with Fee 1 in Schedule 1 to the Civil Proceedings Fees Order 2008 (CPFO 2008),...
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7th May
Precedents
[IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE[BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS [OF ENGLAND AND WALES OR IN [insert location]]][Specify division][Specify specialist...
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26th Apr
Practice notes
The judicial branchThe judicial branch of government in England and Wales operates independently of the executive and legislature, and contains the...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester and Mr Darragh Connell of Forum Chambers 9th Apr
Q&As
Claiming interestCPR 16.4(2) provides that:If the claimant is seeking interest he must:•(a) state whether he is doing so—◦(i) under the terms of a...
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11th Feb
Q&As
CPR 20 deals with counterclaims and additional claims and applies to:‘a) a counterclaim by a defendant against the claimant or against the claimant...
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11th Feb
Q&As
This Q&A covers the procedure to get a detailed assessment of costs without having to start a Part 7 claim. The requirements for using the costs-only...
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11th Feb
Q&As
Additional court feeFor information on the fee that is payable when starting a claim, see the Civil Proceedings Fees Order, SI 2008/1053 (as amended)...
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