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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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Q&As
Section 152(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (RTA 1988) states that no sum is payable by an insurer under RTA 1988, s 151 in respect of any judgment...
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Produced in partnership with David Sawtell of 39 Essex Chambers 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
Precedents
[IN THE COUNTY COURT AT [INSERT]ORIN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE][[SPECIFY DIVISION]][[INSERT LOCATION] DISTRICT REGISTRY]Claim No:Between[Insert...
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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
Practice notes
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
Q&As
What costs are payable on a matter which is in the MOJ portal but settles for less than £1,000? At the time that the matter was entered in the portal...
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19th May
Practice notes
Low Velocity Impact RTAs—in detailIntroductionOver the past decade or so, motor insurers have adopted and developed a strategy for identifying and...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 19th May
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
Loss of pension—personal injury claimsNOTE: On 15 July 2019, at the conclusion of the first review of the discount rate, the Lord Chancellor announced...
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19th May
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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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How do I validly serve a claim form in Spain/Canary Islands?As a general rule, documents must be served within the jurisdiction (CPR 6.6(1), CPR 2.3)....
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5th Jun
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A debtor has moved from their last known addresses and a property they own is tenanted by third parties. Where a creditor has the debtor’s email...
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Produced in partnership with Alison Curry of Insolvency Support Services 5th Jun
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Do I need the English court's permission to serve a claim form in China?The general position is that when serving a claim form out of the...
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5th Jun
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When serving a defence on a co-defendant who lives in Egypt, do I need permission of the court to serve out of the jurisdiction?We have assumed that...
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5th Jun
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Is permission required to serve on a company registered in England but trading in Scotland?Service under the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act...
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5th Jun
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To effect service of a document by leaving it at the permitted address in accordance with CPR 6.26(3) must the address be open for business despite it...
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Produced in partnership with David Willink of Lamb Chambers 5th Jun
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Where a claim form was received by the court on 11 May 2018 and issued on 21 June 2018, when is the last day for service of the claim form?A claim...
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5th Jun
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When you serve a claim form and particulars through the Hague Convention, does giving the claim form to Foreign Process constitute service?The Supreme...
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5th Jun
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What did I need to consider when serving a claim form in Scotland, if I have an exclusive English jurisdiction agreement?The provisions in relation to...
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5th Jun
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How many copies of the claim form do I need to serve when all the defendants are represented by the same solicitor?Service of documents, including the...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 5th Jun
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I have served the defendant not the nominated solicitors. Is service valid?The answer will depend on whether you have received written confirmation of...
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5th Jun
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If you serve particulars of claim at the same time as serving the claim form on a defendant, what is the date of deemed service?Claim formThe deemed...
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5th Jun
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Under the Hague Convention can someone in the USA serve documents by post on someone in the UK? Is there any guidance as to the difference between...
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5th Jun
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If a document is sent by first class recorded post but the respondent was not in to sign for it and fails to collect it from their local post office,...
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5th Jun
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Can you personally serve a document on a member of the Armed Forces while they are on a Royal Air Force base?The rules in relation to service on a...
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5th Jun
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Under Article 8 of the Regulation (EC) 1393/2007, the Service Regulation, if the addressee of the documents understands English is there any other...
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5th Jun
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How do I serve a counterclaim on a second defendant who is out of the jurisdiction?What is a counterclaim?Counterclaims and other additional claims...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 5th Jun
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How can English courts apply or refer to a Court of Justice decision if the judgment is not published in English and therefore there is no Court of...
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5th Jun

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