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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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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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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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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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Liability under the Animals Act 1971—all other animalsAll animals except those that belong to a dangerous species (all non-dangerous animals) are...
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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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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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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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Loss of congenial employmentNature of the awardA claimant who is precluded from doing a job they enjoy is entitled to claim loss of congenial...
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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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Produced in partnership with Matthew Corrie of Blake Morgan LLP 5th Jun
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5th Jun
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GPhC—Interim measures, reviewing conditions and suspensionInterim measuresThe power to impose 'interim measures' arises under article 60 of the...
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5th Jun
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Produced in partnership with Keziah Pearson of Capsticks Solicitors LLP 5th Jun
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GPhC—SanctionsGPhC Fitness to Practise Committee—Indicative Sanctions GuidanceThe Fitness to Practice Committee (FtPC) is required under r 5(d) of the...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Corrie of Blake Morgan LLP 5th Jun

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