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Credit hire—an introductionReplacement vehicles and hire generallyWhere a driver’s vehicle has suffered damage in an accident sufficient for it to...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 19th May
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Smith v Manchester awardsThe nature of the awardWhere an injured person is disadvantaged in the labour market as a result of a residual disability...
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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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CRU certificates—recoverable benefits and lump sum paymentsSeparate legislation covers the recovery of NHS charges. For guidance on requesting and...
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19th May
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Future loss of earnings—personal injury claimsNOTE: On 15 July 2019, at the conclusion of the first review of the discount rate, the Lord Chancellor...
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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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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
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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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[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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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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Loss of pension—personal injury claimsNOTE: On 15 July 2019, at the conclusion of the first review of the discount rate, the Lord Chancellor announced...
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19th May
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Contributory negligence in road traffic accidentsIn some instances someone may suffer damage that results partly from their own fault and partly from...
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19th May

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When the claim form is valid for service (CPR 7.5)This Practice Note considers the question when do I need to serve the claim form?. The time limits...
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22nd Jun
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Claim form—the contentsThis Practice Note considers the current position and provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant...
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18th Jun
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CPR Part 8 claims (alternative procedure for claims)This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant...
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18th Jun
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Claim form—filing and issuingCoronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures...
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15th Jun
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Drafting the particulars of claim and replyThis Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of...
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14th Jun
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Statements of truthThis Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the...
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11th Jun
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Service of the claim form—service in the jurisdictionCoronavirus (Covid-19): The ability to serve a claim form within the requisite time period may be...
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11th Jun
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Adding (joinder) and substituting partiesThis Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the...
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11th Jun
Precedents
Precedent instructions or brief to counsel[IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE[BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS [OF ENGLAND AND WALES OR IN [insert...
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11th Jun
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Particulars of claim—contractual debt claimClaim No. [insert claim number][IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE[BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS [OF ENGLAND AND...
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11th Jun
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Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998The Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 (LPCD(I)A 1998, or the Act) creates...
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11th Jun
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Litigants in person—pre-action protocols, statements of case and CPR 36Note: the Master of the Rolls issued guidance in March 2013, entitled...
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Produced in partnership with Phil Roberts of Clarke Willmott 8th Jun
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Discontinuance of a claimWhat is 'discontinuance'?Discontinuance is the means by which a claimant can bring all or part of the proceedings it has...
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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
How can a claimant remove a defendant in multi-party proceedings?CPR 38.2(3) provides that where there is more than one defendant, the claimant may...
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7th Jun
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Can a defendant discontinue its counterclaim and if so, what is the procedure for doing so and what are the cost consequences?An ‘additional claim’ is...
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Produced in partnership with David Willink of Lamb Chambers 7th Jun
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Can a party be added to proceedings while a stay of those proceedings is in place, or would the stay need to be lifted for the court to consider an...
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Produced in partnership with Kayleigh Lindford of Clarke Willmott 7th Jun
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Limitation—amendments to statements of case, set-offs and counterclaimsFor general guidance on the computation of limitation periods, as well as more...
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7th Jun
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Is there a rule in the Civil Procedure Rules or elsewhere that states that a litigant in person should not contact their legally represented opponent...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 6th Jun

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