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The tort of misfeasanceMisfeasance in public office is a tort that is rarely invoked in personal injury claims. It is only available against public...
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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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DefinitionsFraudDefined in Derry v Peek as where it is shown that:'a false representation has been made (1) knowingly, or (2) without belief in its...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 12th Jan
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IntroductionOver the past decade or so, motor insurers have adopted and developed a strategy for identifying and dealing with road accident personal...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 12th Jan
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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
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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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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
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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 Limitation Act 1980 is referred to as LA 1980.LA 1980 sets out the time limits within which claimants are entitled to bring claims of various...
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9th Nov
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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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Separate legislation covers the recovery of NHS charges. For guidance on requesting and challenging a certificate of NHS charges, see Practice Note:...
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9th Nov
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What is a secondary victim?A primary victim is a claimant who was directly involved as a participant in the incident that caused their psychiatric...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 12th Jan
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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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Valuing the lossHow should an injury be measured in a sum of money? After all no formula can calculate the value of the loss of an arm or of the sense...
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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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Practice notes
The Pre-Action Protocol for Resolution of Package Travel Claims (the Package Travel Protocol) applies to claims valued up to £25,000 where no letter...
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2nd Mar
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Coronavirus (Covid-19): The COVID-19 Clinical Negligence Protocol (2020) has been created to adapt clinical negligence claims handling and litigation...
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2nd Mar
Q&As
Paragraphs 7.1–7.7 of the Pre-action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents in respect of expert medical reports.The...
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Produced in partnership with David Green of 12 King's Bench Walk 15th Feb
Q&As
We have assumed that the claim is being pursued in accordance with the Pre-action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury (Employers’ Liability and...
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15th Feb
Precedents
Note: The Retained General Data Protection Regulation, Retained Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (UK GDPR) is applicable under UK law from the end of the...
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Produced in partnership with David Robinson of Thompsons Solicitors 12th Feb
Q&As
Where the accident occurred on or after 31 July 2013 the Road Traffic Accident Low Value Protocol (Protocol) upper limit on a full liability basis is...
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7th Dec
Q&As
Paragraph 2.2 of the Pre-Action Protocol for Personal Injury Claims (the Protocol) states that the Protocol applies to all personal injury claims...
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7th Dec

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