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The employer’s duty of careOverriding dutiesAt common law, an employer is under a duty to take reasonable care of the health and safety of its...
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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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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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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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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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Drafting schedules of loss in PI and clinical negligence claimsNOTE: On 15 July 2019, at the conclusion of the first review of the discount rate, the...
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Produced in partnership with Louise Thomson 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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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
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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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Applying for an interim payment order in personal injury claimsTiming and procedureA claimant can apply for an interim payment order after the end of...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 19th May
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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
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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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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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31st Jul
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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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31st Jul
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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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31st Jul
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Do you have copies of CPR 6 and practice directions 6A and 6B as amended after 31 December 2020?This Q&A sets out the wording for rule 6.33, as...
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31st Jul
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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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31st Jul
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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 31st Jul
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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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31st Jul
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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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31st Jul
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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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31st Jul
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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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31st Jul
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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 31st Jul
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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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31st Jul
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What steps can I take if I am unable to serve a claim form in time due to coronavirus (COVID-19) affecting the postal service?View from the bar on...
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Produced in partnership with Jonathan Edwards of Radcliffe Chambers and Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 31st Jul
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How do I serve court proceedings on an individual in prison?Service of the claim form should be conducted under CPR 6 (see Further Reading Link:...
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31st Jul
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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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31st Jul
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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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31st Jul
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How long is a claim form valid for service when there are multiple defendants, some of whom will be served in the jurisdiction and some of whom will...
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31st Jul
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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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31st Jul

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