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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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Interest on general damagesEntitlementA claimant is entitled to simple interest at a rate the court deems fit.The rateInterest on general damages is...
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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
Precedents
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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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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
To identify the circumstances in which a court may find an employer to be vicariously liable for a tort committed by an employee it is useful to trace...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 12th Jan
Practice notes
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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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 nature of the awardWhere an injured person is disadvantaged in the labour market as a result of a residual disability resulting from an injury,...
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9th Nov
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Defining the primary victimA primary victim is a claimant who was directly involved as a participant in the incident that caused their psychiatric...
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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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Common issuesClaims for loss of earnings are common in personal injury claims and are often the largest head of damages. For guidance on future loss...
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9th Nov
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What is QOCS?Qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) was introduced on 1 April 2013 as part of the Jackson costs reforms following the removal of a...
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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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This Practice Note gives guidance on remote hearings, via video-conference and telephone. It covers relevant CPR provisions and related guidance, as...
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7th May
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6th May
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Produced in partnership with Mark Surguy of Weightmans 4th May
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This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your...
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26th Apr
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This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your...
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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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Guide to Judicial ConductThe bias/impartiality of those holding judicial office is addressed in the Guide to Judicial Conduct (the Guide). The Guide...
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21st Apr
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This Practice Note sets out how to give evidence at trial under Part 32 of the CPR. It considers when a factual witness is allowed to give oral...
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9th Apr
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If your claim is in the Business and Property Courts and is proceeding under the capped costs list pilot scheme, which is a voluntary scheme requiring...
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9th Apr
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Recording and transcription of hearingsCPR 39.9 sets out the provisions relating to the recording and transcription of proceedings and provides...
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8th Apr
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The most important rule is to be polite. If you are polite to everyone at all times, it is hard to go seriously wrong.The judgeMake sure all mobile...
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8th Apr
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There are certain protocols that need to be followed when addressing members of the judiciary. These protocols apply both to communications by way of...
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8th Apr
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IntroductionA defendant may decide to make a submission of no case to answer after the claimant has indicated that it has closed its case and before...
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8th Apr
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When to brief counselIf you have any doubts about whether you will have the time to prepare the case adequately for trial, or whether you are...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Notes: Witness evidence—giving evidence at trial, Trials—overview and Preparing for...
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8th Apr
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