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Time limits under the Limitation Act 1980—personal injury claimsThe Limitation Act 1980 is referred to as LA 1980.LA 1980 sets out the time limits...
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19th May
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Credit hire—an introductionReplacement vehicles and hire generallyWhere a driver’s vehicle has suffered damage in an accident sufficient for it to...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Drafting counter schedules of loss in PI and clinical negligence claimsNOTE: On 15 July 2019, at the conclusion of the first review of the discount...
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Produced in partnership with Louise Thomson 19th May
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Military claimsBackgroundIt is helpful to put the law relating to military claims into historical context.Until 1987, section 10 of the Crown...
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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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I want to apply for permission to service the claim form outside of the jurisdiction. Do I issue the claim form and then provide the sealed claim form...
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5th Jun
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Can court proceedings be stayed when a claim form has been issued at court, but not yet served on the defendant?Proceedings are started when the court...
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5th Jun
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What is the deemed date of service when issuing a claim form via Money Claim Online?The deemed date of service for claims issued via the Money Claim...
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5th Jun
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Where can you find an editable copy of Annex 1 to the Service Regulation? Presumably, the party serving the document fills it in as opposed to the...
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5th Jun
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The court has served the claim form by mistake. What can I do?Where a court serves a claim form by mistake, eg if the claimant has specifically stated...
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5th Jun
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Can a claim and particulars on a defendant now living in Japan be served directly by post, where the case is filed in the UK and all dealings took...
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5th Jun
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When serving a claim form on co-defendants, one in the UK and one in British Virgin Islands what process should I use and what time limits apply?It is...
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5th Jun
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When completing N1 claim form where the claimant’s address is in Germany but they have UK solicitors acting for them, can the claimant’s address be...
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Produced in partnership with David Willink of Lamb Chambers 5th Jun
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Please provide authority that you need to serve the ‘notes for defendants’ when serving a Part 8 Claim form.CPR Part 8 sets out the requirements for...
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5th Jun
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In the Commercial Court the claim form was served without the particulars of claim. I therefore have no information to determine whether to defend the...
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Produced in partnership with Oliver Hilton of Radcliffe Chambers 5th Jun
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A defendant in Cyprus has expressly agreed to accept service by email. Do I still need to make an application for permission to serve the claim form...
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5th Jun
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How do I know when to include/exclude weekends when determining date for service?CPR 2.8 provides information on how to calculate any time period for...
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5th Jun
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How do I serve proceedings in Guernsey?The rules for service of the claim form outside England and Wales are set out in the Civil Procedure Rules. CPR...
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5th Jun
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Under the CPR rules can a defendant make a CPR 7.7 notice requiring the claimant to serve the claim form by email?CPR 7.7 permits a defendant to...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Leigh of No 5 Chambers 5th Jun
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Is there a difference between the day on which service is actually effected on the defendant and the day on which service is deemed to have...
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5th Jun
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When suing a prisoner, is the governor's permission needed to issue the claim? On the claim form, should the name of the defendant and the prison...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 5th Jun
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What is the process for out of jurisdiction court proceedings where a debtor now resides in Cyprus, and how can an English judgment be enforced...
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5th Jun
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If a defendant who is located out of the jurisdiction (and for service purposes requires the permission of the court to serve) nominates a solicitor...
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Produced in partnership with John Ditchburn of Lamb Chambers 5th Jun

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