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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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Fee remission—QuestionnaireIn order to apply for a fee remission in your case, please complete as much of this questionnaire as you can. Please...
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23rd Sep
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Autonomous vehicles—key legal issuesThis Practice Note considers the following issues in relation to the development and use of autonomous and...
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Produced in partnership with Lucy McCormick of Henderson Chambers 21st Sep
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What is fundamental dishonesty?This Practice Note considers fundamental dishonesty both in the context of section 57 of the Criminal Justice and...
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16th Sep
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Qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS)—case trackerThis case tracker considers case law in relation to qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) in...
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15th Sep
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Qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS)What is QOCS?Qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) was introduced on 1 April 2013 as part of the Jackson...
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15th Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) implications for PI and clinical negligenceThis Practice Note aims to cover procedural guidance and other points of interest...
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13th Sep
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Conditional fee agreements after 1 April 2013—personal injury and clinical negligenceThis Practice Note explains how the conditional fee regime...
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10th Sep
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Fundamental dishonesty—case trackerThis case tracker considers case law to date on fundamental dishonesty particularly in the context of the court’s...
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10th Sep
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The Pre-Action Protocol for Resolution of Package Travel Claims and fixed costs—7 May 2018 onwardsThe Pre-Action Protocol for Resolution of Package...
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9th Sep
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Damages-based agreements—personal injury and clinical negligenceThis Practice Note explains how the damages-based agreement (DBA) regime operates...
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3rd Sep
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The Pre-Action Protocol for the Resolution of Clinical Disputes—6 April 2015 onwardsCoronavirus (COVID-19): The COVID-19 Clinical Negligence Protocol...
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1st Sep
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Letter explaining CFA—conditional fees from 1 April 2013—personal injury excluding diffuse mesotheliomaStandard CFA (success fee and costs insurance...
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31st Aug
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CFA risk assessment—personal injury and clinical negligenceA: General informationMatter referenceClient nameDate of cause of actionType of claim, eg...
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31st Aug
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Letter explaining CFA—conditional fees from 1 April 2013—clinical negligenceStandard CFA (success fee and costs insurance premium not recoverable...
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31st Aug
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Letter explaining DBA—personal injury and clinical negligenceStandard DBA (personal injury and clinical negligence)We have discussed various options...
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19th Aug
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Letter explaining CFA—conditional fees from 1 April 2013—diffuse mesothelioma excluding Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment schemeCFA in diffuse mesothelioma...
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19th Aug
Practice notes
Personal injury claims and the Criminal Justice and Courts ActThe main aim of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (CJCA 2015) is to make...
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15th Aug
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Terminating retainers and transfer and variation of CFAs [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. For how the...
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Produced in partnership with Sue Brown 15th Aug
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Part 36 offers in PI and clinical negligence claimsNote: This Practice Note is relevant only to Part 36 offers as considered under CPR 36 in force as...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 15th Aug
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Transfer of CFAs when law firms close, merge or change status [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. See...
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Produced in partnership with Sue Brown 15th Aug

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