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Smith v Manchester awardsThe nature of the awardWhere an injured person is disadvantaged in the labour market as a result of a residual disability...
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19th May
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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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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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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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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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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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The court’s power to extend the time limit—section 33 of the Limitation Act 1980The Limitation Act 1980 is referred to as LA 1980.The power to...
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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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Damages in clinical negligence claimsNOTE: On 15 July 2019, at the conclusion of the first review of the discount rate, the Lord Chancellor announced...
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Produced in partnership with Renée Wood 19th May
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Applying for an interim payment order in personal injury claimsTiming and procedureA claimant can apply for an interim payment order after the end of...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 19th May
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Loss of pension—personal injury claimsNOTE: On 15 July 2019, at the conclusion of the first review of the discount rate, the Lord Chancellor announced...
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19th May
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Contributory negligence in road traffic accidentsIn some instances someone may suffer damage that results partly from their own fault and partly from...
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19th May
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Misfeasance in public officeThe tort of misfeasanceMisfeasance in public office is a tort that is rarely invoked in personal injury claims. It is only...
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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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Procedure at fitness to practise hearings before the Medical Practitioners TribunalProcedure before a Medical Practitioners TribunalThe role of the...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers 21st Jun
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The GMC case examinersReferral to the GMC case examinersAt the conclusion of the initial investigation stage, if the Registrar of the General Medical...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants Inn Chambers 5th Jun
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GMC—sanctionsObjectives and proportionalityThe main reason for imposing sanctions is to protect the public. This is the ‘overarching objective’ which...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers 5th Jun
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The GMC Investigation CommitteeThe Investigation CommitteeThe Investigation Committee considers allegations referred to it by the Registrar of the...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants Inn Chambers 5th Jun
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GMC review hearingsWhat is a review hearing?The rules relating to review hearings are contained in rules 18–22 of the General Medical Council (Fitness...
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5th Jun
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Review, revocation and extension of interim ordersReview, revocation and extension of interim ordersAn interim order is an order made by the General...
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5th Jun
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GMC—investigationsInitial investigationThe General Medical Council (GMC) normally only investigates complaints that could require action to remove or...
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5th Jun
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Orders following determination on sanction by the Medical Practitioner Tribunal ServiceImmediate orders following determination on sanctionWhere a...
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5th Jun
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The disciplinary and regulatory powers of the GMCThe role of the GMCThe General Medical Council (GMC) is the independent regulator for doctors in the...
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5th Jun
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GMC—main types of sanctionNo actionThe power to take no action following a finding of impairment survives the introduction of the latest edition of...
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5th Jun
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The GMC interim orders tribunalInterim orders tribunalsAn interim orders tribunal (IOT), which was previously known as an Interim Orders Panel, is...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Hockton of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers 5th Jun

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