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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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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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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 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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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 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 9th Nov
Precedents
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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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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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 9th Nov
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The Limitation Act 1980 is referred to as LA 1980.The power to disapply the primary limitation periodWhen dealing with personal injury claims that...
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9th Nov
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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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For general information on fitness to practice proceedings brought by the General Dental Council (GDC), see: General Dental Council—overview. A GDC...
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28th Sep
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Practice committeesWhere the Case Examiners (CEs) or the Investigating Committee (IC) have referred an allegation to a Practice Committee, the...
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25th Sep
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Function of the Investigating CommitteeThe role of the Case Examiners (CEs) and, if the CEs cannot reach a unanimous decision, the Investigating...
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25th Sep
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Sanctions availableIf a Practice Committee determines that a registrant’s fitness to practise is currently impaired, it will then go on to consider...
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25th Sep
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Powers of the Case Examiners and the Investigating CommitteeThe Case Examiners (CEs) may:•adjourn consideration of an allegation in order for further...
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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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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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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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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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