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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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26th Oct
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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 23rd Oct
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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 Oct
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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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2nd Oct
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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 1st Oct
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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Defining the primary victimA primary victim is a claimant who was directly involved as a participant in the incident that caused their psychiatric...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep

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Interim ordersThe GOC’s Fitness to Practise Committee (FTPC) may impose an interim order in respect of a registrant if it is necessary to do so to...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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Fitness to practise processWhen a concern is raised in relation to a registrant, the General Dental Council (GDC) will consider whether it is the...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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Appealable registration decisionsThe Registration Appeals Committee (RAC) considers appeals from dental professionals in relation to appealable...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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Interim orders tribunalsAn interim orders tribunal (IOT), which was previously known as an Interim Orders Panel, is constituted under Schedule 1 of...
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25th Sep
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Review, revocation and extension of interim ordersAn interim order is an order made by the General Medical Council (GMC) interim orders tribunal...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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Initial consideration and referral of allegationsAn allegation against a registrant must initially be considered by the Registrar of the General...
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25th Sep
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Available sanctionsThe principle objectives of sanctions are to protect the public, uphold the standards and reputation of the profession and maintain...
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25th Sep
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Procedure before a Medical Practitioners TribunalThe role of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal (MPT) (formerly known as the Fitness to Practise...
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25th Sep
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The impairment stageIf the charge or charges against the Registrant are proved, the Fitness to Practice Committee panel will go on to consider the...
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25th Sep
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Fitness to Practise CommitteeBy virtue of the Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2017, SI 2017/321, from 28 July 2017 a single committee, known...
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25th Sep
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Nursing and Midwifery CouncilThe Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the regulatory body for all nurses and midwives practising in the UK. All...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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For information on the role, powers and procedures of the Fitness to Practise Committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), see Practice...
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25th Sep
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Procedure at hearingsThe General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) Fitness to Practise Committee (FtPC) hears cases where a registrant's fitness to...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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The GOC Fitness to Practise CommitteeThe Fitness to Practise Committee will be comprised of medical and non-medical people appointed by the General...
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25th Sep

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