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Was the damage foreseeable?The concept of foreseeability and remotenessEven if the claimant proves:•that the defendant acted negligently (ie in breach...
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19th May
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Did the claimant consent to the risk of injury?The essence of a defence of volenti non fit injuria (‘to a willing person, no injury is done’) is that...
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19th May
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Psychiatric injury—primary victimsDefining the primary victimA primary victim is a claimant who was directly involved as a participant in the incident...
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19th May
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The employer’s duty of careOverriding dutiesAt common law, an employer is under a duty to take reasonable care of the health and safety of its...
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19th May
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Duty of care and breach in clinical negligence claimsThe duty of careA medical practitioner owes a duty of care to their patient. This duty is to take...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Ritchie QC of 9 Gough Chambers 19th May
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Vicarious liability in the course of employment—the close connection testTo identify the circumstances in which a court may find an employer to be...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 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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Interest on general damages, special damages and judgment debtInterest on general damagesEntitlementA claimant is entitled to simple interest at a...
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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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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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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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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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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 a third party resist a request for information made by General Dental Council investigators under section 33(B) of the Dentists Act 1984 and if...
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5th Jun
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GDC—Registration Appeals CommitteeAppealable registration decisionsThe Registration Appeals Committee (RAC) considers appeals from dental...
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley 5th Jun
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GDC—Functions of the Case Examiners and Investigating Committee and the principles of their decision makingFunction of the Investigating CommitteeThe...
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5th Jun
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GDC—Fitness to practice process—Case Examiners and Investigating CommitteeFitness to practise processWhen a concern is raised in relation to a...
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5th Jun
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GDC—powers of the Case Examiners and the Investigating CommitteePowers of the Case Examiners and the Investigating CommitteeThe Case Examiners (CEs)...
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5th Jun
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5th Jun
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GDC—disciplinary processGeneral Dental CouncilThe General Dental Council (GDC) is the statutory body that regulates dentists and dental care...
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5th Jun
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GDC—Fitness to practise hearings conducted by the Practice CommitteesPractice committeesWhere the Case Examiners (CEs) or the Investigating Committee...
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5th Jun
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Produced in partnership with Kingsley Napley 5th Jun

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