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Was the damage foreseeable?The concept of foreseeability and remotenessEven if the claimant proves:•that the defendant acted negligently (ie in breach...
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19th May
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Did the claimant consent to the risk of injury?The essence of a defence of volenti non fit injuria (‘to a willing person, no injury is done’) is that...
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19th May
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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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19th May
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Psychiatric injury—primary victimsDefining the primary victimA primary victim is a claimant who was directly involved as a participant in the incident...
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19th May
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The employer’s duty of careOverriding dutiesAt common law, an employer is under a duty to take reasonable care of the health and safety of its...
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19th May
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Product liability—claims in negligenceThe duty of careThe general principles of negligence apply, namely that the claimant has to establish that the...
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19th May
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Interest on general damages, special damages and judgment debtInterest on general damagesEntitlementA claimant is entitled to simple interest at a...
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19th May
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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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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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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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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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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
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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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Military claimsBackgroundIt is helpful to put the law relating to military claims into historical context.Until 1987, section 10 of the Crown...
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19th May
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Fixed costs in road traffic accident claimsPre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic AccidentsThe protocol applies to...
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19th May

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Reserved judgmentsWhat is a reserved judgment?A court can reserve judgment by giving its decision at a later date in writing, after the trial or...
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21st Jun
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Amending judgmentsHanding down of judgmentsJudgments are handed down following the end of a trial. They may be handed down straight after the hearing...
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14th Jun
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Judgments and orders—setting asideThis Practice Note considers what action may be taken on receipt of a judgment, including when you can apply to...
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14th Jun
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Consent orders and judgmentsThis Practice Note gives guidance on what a consent order or a judgment is, when court approval is required to enter into...
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10th Jun
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Judgments and orders—service, compliance, interpretationThis Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant...
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10th Jun
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General civil restraint ordersThis Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Note: Civil restraint orders which deals with general...
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8th Jun
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Limited civil restraint ordersThis Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Note: Civil restraint orders which deals with general...
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8th Jun
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Civil proceedings orders against vexatious litigantsThis Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Notes: Civil restraint orders,...
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8th Jun
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Extended civil restraint ordersThis Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Note: Civil restraint orders which deals with general...
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8th Jun
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Civil restraint ordersThis Practice Note deals with general information on civil restraint orders (CROs) that is common to all types of CRO and should...
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8th Jun
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Extension of timeThis Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the...
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7th Jun
Q&As
Where an insurance policy is in dollars but a claim has been made, judgment given and the insured paid out in sterling, then what date is the exchange...
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6th Jun
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If a defendant admits a money claim (eg for £10,000) and offers to pay in instalments and the court makes an instalment order without a hearing, what...
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Produced in partnership with David Willink of Lamb Chambers 6th Jun
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Can a public body keep confidential the terms of any settlement agreement it enters into?As set out in Practice Note: Settling disputes—who,...
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6th Jun
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What are the consequences of non-compliance with a court order? In particular, what are the consequences of breaching a court order in the context of...
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6th Jun
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Will the misspelling of the defendant’s name in a judgment and warrant of control impact their effectiveness?This Q&A considers the rules that apply...
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6th Jun
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In an application for sale under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 , what happens if a party does not comply with an order of...
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5th Jun
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When does the time limit for compliance with an order which specifies ‘within X days of the date of the order’ start to run, if the order was drawn...
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5th Jun

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