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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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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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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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The concept of foreseeability and remotenessEven if the claimant proves:•that the defendant acted negligently (ie in breach of duty), and•that the...
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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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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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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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Expert witnesses are instructed in personal injury claims to provide an opinion on medical and non-medical technical issues within their field of...
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Produced in partnership with Ian Huckstepp of IRH Solicitors 12th Jan
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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
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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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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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Nature of the awardA claimant who is precluded from doing a job they enjoy is entitled to claim loss of congenial employment. This award relates...
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9th Nov
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Note: This Practice Note is relevant only to Part 36 offers as considered under CPR 36 in force as from 6 April 2015. For offers made prior to this,...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 12th Jan
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Timing and procedureA claimant can apply for an interim payment order after the end of the period for filing an acknowledgment of service.See Practice...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 12th Jan
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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 Louise Thomson 12th Jan
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The claim and basis for itThis type of claim is made on behalf of a living claimant whose life expectancy has been reduced as a result of the...
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9th Nov

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In...
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Produced in partnership with Jonas Milne & Sandesh Singh of 2 Bedford Row 22nd Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In...
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Produced in partnership with Jonas Milne & Sandesh Singh of 2 Bedford Row 22nd Jan
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The Investigation CommitteeThe Investigation Committee considers allegations referred to it by the Registrar of the General Medical Council (GMC).Its...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants Inn Chambers 11th Jan
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The panel is invited to consider the indicative sanctions guidance in every case. As each case will be fact specific, the panel has the discretion to...
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Produced in partnership with John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row 11th Jan
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Role of the Investigating CommitteeThe role of the Investigating Committee (IC) panel is to consider:•a fitness to practise (FTP) allegation, or•an...
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Produced in partnership with John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row 11th Jan
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This Practice Note explains the sanctions that the Health and Social Work Professions Council (HCPC) fitness to practice committee panel can impose....
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Produced in partnership with Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 11th Jan
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What are NMC sanctions?Where a Practice Committee has concluded that a registrant's fitness to practise is impaired, the committee panel will proceed...
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Produced in partnership with John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row 11th Jan
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This Practice Note explains the practise and procedure for obtaining interim orders during the fitness to practise process of the Health and Care...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 11th Jan
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Interim measuresThe power to impose 'interim measures' arises under article 60 of the Pharmacy Order 2010, SI 2010/231 and applies where the Fitness...
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Produced in partnership with Blake Morgan LLP 11th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak....
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Produced in partnership with John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row 11th Jan
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Interim Orders CommitteeThe Interim Orders Committee (IOC) is a statutory committee of the Council, which may impose interim orders for suspension or...
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley LLP 11th Jan
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Appeals to the High Court from decisions of the Fitness to Practise CommitteeThe following decisions of the Fitness to Practise Committee (FTPC) are...
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Produced in partnership with Jonas Milne & Sandesh Singh of 2 Bedford Row 11th Jan
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What counts as mitigation and when can it be taken into accountMitigation evidence can include evidence about the circumstances leading up to the...
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Produced in partnership with Jonas Milne & Sandesh Singh of 2 Bedford Row 11th Jan
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Referral to the GMC case examinersAt the conclusion of the initial investigation stage, if the Registrar of the General Medical Council (GMC)...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants Inn Chambers 11th Jan
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This Practice Note explains general and pre-hearing matters to be considered before the final fitness to practice hearing before the Health and Care...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 11th Jan
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Standard Procedural Directions Table—General Optical Council (Fitness to Practise) Rules Order 2013, SI 2013/2537, Sch, para 29Direction...
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Produced in partnership with Jonas Milne & Sandesh Singh of 2 Bedford Row 11th Jan
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This Practice Note explains the main fitness to practise hearing before the Health and Care Professions Tribunal (HCPT). It deals with preparation for...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 11th Jan
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Initial investigationThe General Medical Council (GMC) normally only investigates complaints that could require action to remove or restrict a...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants Inn Chambers 11th Jan
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General Dental CouncilThe General Dental Council (GDC) is the statutory body that regulates dentists and dental care professionals in the UK, pursuant...
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley LLP 11th Jan
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This Practice Note explains the process for appeals to the High Court from an order by a panel of one of the fitness to practice committees to the...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 11th Jan

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