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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Damages in clinical negligence claimsNOTE: On 15 July 2019, at the conclusion of the first review of the discount rate, the Lord Chancellor announced...
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Produced in partnership with Renée Wood 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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[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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What step crystallises the date of service when serving out of the jurisdiction using CPR 6.40, eg the law of the foreign defendant?The rules...
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If a crew member is injured while flying, what jurisdiction should the claim be brought in?It has not been indicated in the above facts the...
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Produced in partnership with Georgia Whiting of 4 King’s Bench Walk 16th Sep
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Can Form N181 (directions questionnaire) be signed by way of electronic signature and, if so, will the court accept an electronic signature as...
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15th Sep
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Produced in partnership with Richard Nicholas of Browne Jacobson 15th Sep
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Can an agreement be terminated for frustration due to coronavirus (COVID-19)?What is the doctrine of frustration?If the contract does not include a...
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15th Sep
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How does the disclosure pilot scheme (DPS) under CPR PD 51U impact on proceedings in the Technology and Construction Court?This Q&A considers the...
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Produced in partnership with Abdul Jinadu of Keating Chambers 15th Sep
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Does the disclosure pilot apply in the Queen’s Bench Division? Part of the QBD falls within the Business and Property Courts, and part of it does...
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14th Sep
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What is the position on levying photocopying charges following a request for inspection from the other side under the disclosure pilot?CPR PD 51U...
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14th Sep
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Is a non-party to litigation under a duty to preserve documents when they have been asked to preserve documents by a party to litigation? What if the...
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14th Sep
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What are the sanctions in English law and arbitration for a party that has destroyed documentary evidence?Sanctions under English lawDisclosure under...
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14th Sep
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What is the applicable rate of interest under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 where interest runs over two six-month periods?...
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What is the effect of the clause: ‘[a reference to a ‘party’ includes that party’s personal representatives, successors and permitted...
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