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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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CRU certificates—recoverable benefits and lump sum paymentsSeparate legislation covers the recovery of NHS charges. For guidance on requesting and...
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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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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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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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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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Uninsured drivers and the role of the MIB—for accidents occurring on or after 1 August 2015NOTE: This Practice Note deals with the MIB Uninsured...
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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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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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Assumption: it is assumed that you have already advised the court that you will serve the claim form rather than choosing the default position that...
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Produced in partnership with Lauren Godfrey of Hardwicke Chambers 8th Jan
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CPR 6 contains separate provisions in respect of service of the claim form and service of other documents.Personal service of a claim formCPR...
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Produced in partnership with James Tunley of Lamb Chambers 8th Jan
Precedents
[Date][Insert claimant’s solicitors‘ name, reference and address]Dear Sirs[Insert name of claimant] v [insert name of defendant]—Claim No: [insert...
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Produced in partnership with Sarah Bousfield of Brick Court Chambers 8th Jan
Practice notes
This Practice Note discusses a key consideration of relevance when dealing with forum non conveniens, namely the factors connecting the proceedings to...
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7th Dec
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This Practice Note discusses a key consideration that applies in the context of forum non conveniens, namely the requirements of justice.For guidance...
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7th Dec
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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU has implications for practitioners considering which courts have jurisdiction. For guidance, see: Forum non...
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7th Dec
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This Practice Note considers the claimant’s duty to give full and frank disclosure of all material facts when making a without notice application for...
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7th Dec
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This Practice Note lists a number of decisions in the Court of Appeal and High Court which have considered the interpretation of the CPR provisions...
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7th Dec
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This Tracker lists a number of decisions in the Court of Appeal and High Court which have considered the interpretation of the CPR provisions dealing...
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7th Dec
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This Practice Note considers how to make an application to dispense with the service of the documents, including the claim form. It should be read in...
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7th Dec
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): If making an application for an extension of time, this may be affected by the impact of coronoavirus (COVID-19) on the...
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7th Dec
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This Practice Note considers the provisions in Section II of Part 6 of the CPR dealing with the power of the court to dispense with the need to serve...
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7th Dec
Q&As
When seeking to serve a claim form in proceedings, Part 6 of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR 6) sets out the methods of service that are available as...
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7th Dec
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Part 10 of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 deals with acknowledgements of service. The purpose of filing an acknowledgement of service is to gain the...
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7th Dec
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This Tracker lists a number of decisions in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court which have considered the interpretation of CPR 6.15, ie...
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7th Dec
Q&As
The Court has very limited powers in terms of the orders it can make prior to the commencement of proceedings and these are set out in section 33 of...
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7th Dec
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This Practice Note considers how to make an application to set aside an order granting permission to serve the claim form out of the jurisdiction. The...
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7th Dec
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Address not providedCPR 6.9 applies where the defendant does not give an address at which they can be served and personal service (CPR 6.5) is not...
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7th Dec

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