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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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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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Product liability—claims in negligenceThe duty of careThe general principles of negligence apply, namely that the claimant has to establish that the...
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19th May
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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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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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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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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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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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
Low Velocity Impact RTAs—in detailIntroductionOver the past decade or so, motor insurers have adopted and developed a strategy for identifying and...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 19th May
Practice notes
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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Fixed costs in road traffic accident claimsPre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic AccidentsThe protocol applies to...
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19th May

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Can settlement monies from a wrongful birth claim go into a personal injury trust?A personal injury trust is characterised by the source of its...
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Can you bring a money claim and a claim for defrauding creditors in the same proceedings?The matters set out below deal only with the principle of...
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Can, and if so how, does a defendant stay a High Court claim, pending resolution of the recovery of costs of a Land Registry claim between the same...
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11th Jun
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Where a tenant has a business lease protected by Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, and also has a contractual option to renew, will the...
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11th Jun
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My client was due to execute a settlement agreement by deed at our offices. Where that individual is no longer able or willing to travel, can they...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 11th Jun
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How can you challenge a witness statement in advance of trial or during trial, which is not written in the witness’s own native language?In responding...
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11th Jun
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Are there any provisions that permit unclaimed funds originally deposited with the Court Funds Office to be repaid to the original person who...
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Produced in partnership with Ryan Turner of Lamb Chambers 11th Jun
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A key witness (factual and/or expert)/counsel/instructing solicitor is unable/unwilling to travel to and/or attend court due to the risk of...
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Produced in partnership with James Tunley of Lamb Chambers 11th Jun
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Coronavirus (Covid-19)—What happens in situations where an application needs to be heard before a certain date? Would the court be willing to provide...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 11th Jun
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What steps can I take if I am unable to serve a claim form in time due to coronavirus (COVID-19) affecting the postal service?View from the bar on...
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Produced in partnership with Jonathan Edwards of Radcliffe Chambers and Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 11th Jun
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Where a contractual debt has been assigned, can a counterclaim be brought against the assignee for the contracting party’s breach?This Q&A uses the...
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