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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
Practice notes
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
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
Practice notes
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 12th Jan
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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 12th Jan
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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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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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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
Practice notes
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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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 12th Jan
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
Valuing the lossHow should an injury be measured in a sum of money? After all no formula can calculate the value of the loss of an arm or of the sense...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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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Coronavirus (Covid-19): The ability to serve a claim form within the requisite time period may be affected by the impact of coronavirus. For guidance,...
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19th Apr
Practice notes
Parallel regimes in the CPR and the Companies Act 2006CPR 6.3(2) provides that when serving a company with a claim form, the claim form may be served...
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12th Apr
Practice notes
This Practice Note sets out the rules that apply when seeking to serve the defence in proceedings. The rules are set out in Section III, Part 6 which...
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12th Apr
Q&As
Bulgaria joined the EU on 1 January 2007. For further information on this, see: EU member countries in brief.Article 26 of Regulation (EC) 1393/2007,...
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9th Apr
Practice notes
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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8th Apr
Practice notes
This Practice Note sets out the documents that need to be served on the defendant alongside the claim form in civil litigation. The documents are the...
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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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This Practice Note considers service in England and Wales in relation to documents from an EU Member State court or tribunal under Regulation (EC)...
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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the rules in both CPR 6.7 for service of the claim form and CPR 6.28 for service of other documents on the defendant’s...
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8th Apr
Practice notes
This Practice Note considers the provisions for the service of documents other than the claim form, particulars of claim and the defence. For...
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8th Apr
Practice notes
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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8th Apr
Q&As
This Q&A assumes that jurisdiction has already been considered and it has been decided that the Courts of England and Wales have jurisdiction to...
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Produced in partnership with Kayleigh Lindford of Clarke Willmott 19th Mar
Q&As
JurisdictionIf the defendant is living in the UKWhether the English court would have jurisdiction of the dispute needs to be considered under the...
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19th Mar
Practice notes
This Practice Note considers the question when do I need to serve the claim form?. The time limits for serving the claim form differ depending in...
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19th Mar
Practice notes
This Practice Note refers to old provisions in Part 6 which are subject to savings provisions post 31 December 2020. For detailed guidance on the...
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19th Mar
Practice notes
This Practice Note considers service of the claim form where there is an agreed method of service in a contract between the parties for service in the...
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19th Mar
Q&As
Companies Act 2006 considerationsA dissolved corporate body ceases to have a legal identity. This clearly raises an issue if seeking to commence...
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18th Mar
Practice notes
This Practice Note explains when an acknowledgment of service is required (CPR 10) and the consequences of a failure to file an acknowledgment of...
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17th Mar

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