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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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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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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 12th Jan
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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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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 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 Andrew Wilson 12th Jan
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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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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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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 12th Jan
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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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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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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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9th Nov
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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 Nov
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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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9th Nov
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Common issuesClaims for loss of earnings are common in personal injury claims and are often the largest head of damages. For guidance on future loss...
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9th Nov
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What is QOCS?Qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) was introduced on 1 April 2013 as part of the Jackson costs reforms following the removal of a...
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9th Nov
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LiabilityFalse imprisonment consists of the complete deprivation of liberty without a lawful basis. Claims will in practice be made against a public...
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Produced in partnership with Greg Ó Ceallaigh of Garden Court Chambers 12th 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 9th Apr
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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 9th Apr
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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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9th Apr
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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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Produced in partnership with Jonas Milne & Sandesh Singh of 2 Bedford Row 9th Apr
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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 9th Apr
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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 9th Apr
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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 9th Apr
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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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Produced in partnership with Jonas Milne & Sandesh Singh of 2 Bedford Row 9th Apr

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