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Qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS)What is QOCS?Qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) was introduced on 1 April 2013 as part of the Jackson...
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16th Nov
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Past loss of earningsCommon issuesClaims for loss of earnings are common in personal injury claims and are often the largest head of damages. For...
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16th Nov
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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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16th Nov
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Claims for compensation to the Criminal Injuries Compensation SchemeWhile a victim of crime can bring a civil claim for damages for personal injuries...
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Produced in partnership with Neil Sugarman of GLP Solicitors 16th Nov
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Common recoverable losses in personal injury casesGeneral damagesPain, suffering and loss of amenityThe court will make a monetary award to reflect...
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16th Nov
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Cost of care—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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16th Nov
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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 16th Nov
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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16th Nov
Practice notes
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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16th Nov
Q&As
Where a claimant has obtained default judgment pursuant to CPR 12.4(1) will the court order a disposal hearing or allocate the case to a track and...
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16th Nov
Practice notes
Road traffic claims—other heads of lossHeads of loss associated with a road traffic accident claimWhen considering potential losses in a claim arising...
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16th Nov
Q&As
In the event of a no-deal Brexit, will claimants still have a direct right of action against motor insurers?This question relates to the European...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 16th Nov
Q&As
If the claimant died before the court approval hearing would the personal representatives of their estate attend the court approval hearing or would...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 16th Nov
Q&As
Can a claimant claim for loss of enjoyment of a holiday or activity as a result of an injury sustained in a road traffic accident. If so, how is this...
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16th Nov
Precedents
Defence of driver whose passenger knowingly travelled in the vehicle when the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugsDefence for a...
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16th Nov
Precedents
Claimant’s Part 36 offer—liability onlyDear [insert organisation name]This is a claimant’s offer, made pursuant to CPR Part 36. If the offer is...
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Produced in partnership with David Willink of Lamb Chambers 16th Nov

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