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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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[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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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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Loss of congenial employmentNature of the awardA claimant who is precluded from doing a job they enjoy is entitled to claim loss of congenial...
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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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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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Types of set-offThere are five main types of set-off:•independent set-off (sometimes known as legal set-off or statutory set-off)•transaction set-off...
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4th Jun
Q&As
In answering this Q&A, we have assumed that the question is asked on behalf of the claimant.Before issueIn general, the obligation is on the claimant...
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Produced in partnership with Tom Montagu-Smith QC of XXIV Old Buildings 8th Jan
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This Practice Note addresses issues when serving out of the jurisdiction and the permission of the court is required. It explains how to make an...
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Produced in partnership with K&L Gates 8th Jan
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[Insert name and/or position of individual at the relevant court][Insert court address][Insert date]Dear Sirs[Insert name of claimant] v [insert name...
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Produced in partnership with Sarah Bousfield of Brick Court Chambers 8th Jan
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Claim No. [insert claim number].[IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE][[BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS [OF ENGLAND AND WALES OR IN [insert location]] OR...
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Produced in partnership with Sarah Bousfield of Brick Court Chambers 8th Jan
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Coronavirus (Covid-19): If making an application for an extension of time, this may be affected by the impact of coronavirus on the availability of...
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Produced in partnership with Sarah Bousfield of Brick Court Chambers 8th Jan
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[Date][Insert claimant’s solicitors‘ name, reference and address]Dear Sirs[Insert name of claimant] v [insert name of defendant]—Claim No: [insert...
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Produced in partnership with Sarah Bousfield of Brick Court Chambers 8th Jan

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