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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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26th Oct
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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 23rd Oct
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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 Oct
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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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2nd Oct
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Expert witnesses are instructed in personal injury claims to provide an opinion on medical and non-medical technical issues within their field of...
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Produced in partnership with Ian Huckstepp of IRH Solicitors 1st Oct
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What is a secondary victim?A primary victim is a claimant who was directly involved as a participant in the incident that caused their psychiatric...
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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep

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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day, ie Friday 31 January 2020, has implications for practitioners considering service out of the...
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25th Sep
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ClaimantIf a party has given an address for service in Scotland or Ireland, permission to serve out of the jurisdiction is not required (CPR...
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25th Sep
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived as it explains the changes to CPR 6 when Regulation (EU) 1215/2012, Brussels I (recast) came into force...
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26th Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): no changes have been announced to relax the service requirements in CPR 6. Therefore, the use of personal service when...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note considers what is meant by the phrase ‘deemed service’ in CPR 6.14 and its purpose when considered alongside the validity period of...
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26th Sep
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Can I still serve the claim form?Yes. The claim form can be served. CPR 6.9(1) provides that where the defendant has not given an address for service,...
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26th Sep
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Serving witness statementsIf you wish to rely on witness evidence, it must be set out in a witness statement, which must be served within the time...
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26th Sep
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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day ie Friday 31 January 2020 has implications for practitioners considering service of documents. For...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note provides guidance on the certificate of service of the claim form (Form N215). It looks at why it is required, what information it...
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27th Sep
Q&As
If the claimant has reason to believe that the defendant is no longer at the address they have for the defendant, reasonable steps must be taken to...
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28th Sep
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Where a court serves a claim form by mistake, eg if the claimant has specifically stated that they intend to serve the claim form themselves, service...
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28th Sep
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The first point to note is that service in accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EC) 1393/2007, the Service Regulation is mandatory, and it is...
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Produced in partnership with Ryan Hocking of Hardwicke Chambers 28th Sep
Q&As
Service of the claim form should be conducted under CPR 6 (see Further Reading Link: Halsbury's Laws). Note: If the Governor of the prison were to...
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28th Sep
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This Q&A considers the service of a claim form in the jurisdiction on a defendant who has not provided an address for service.Is the dispute one under...
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28th Sep
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At the time of publishing, the Master of the Rolls has issued three updates (numbers 116–118) which modify provisions of the CPR to reflect the impact...
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Produced in partnership with Sarah Clarke of Hardwicke Chambers 28th Sep
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When seeking to serve a document in proceedings, Part 6 of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) sets out the methods of service and the places at which the...
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28th Sep
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A claim form is valid from the day it is issued and remains valid for a set period of time known as the validity period. It is during this period that...
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28th Sep
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Section 7 of the Interpretation Act 1978 (IA 1978) states:'Where an Act authorises or requires any document to be served by post (whether the...
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28th Sep

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