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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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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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Future loss of earnings—personal injury claimsNOTE: On 15 July 2019, at the conclusion of the first review of the discount rate, the Lord Chancellor...
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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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Fee remissionsIntroductionCourt and tribunal fees are, for many, prohibitively high. For those in the most straitened circumstances, fee remissions,...
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Produced in partnership with David Willink of Lamb Chambers 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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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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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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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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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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Rehabilitation in serious brain injury claimsNOTE: On 15 July 2019, at the conclusion of the first review of the discount rate, the Lord Chancellor...
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Produced in partnership with Caroline Klage of Bolt Burdon Kemp 14th Jul
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Rehabilitation Code 2015A third version of the Rehabilitation Code was published in September 2015 and became substantially operational on 1 December...
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14th Jul
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Catastrophic claims—accommodation and financial settlementsNOTE: On 15 July 2019, at the conclusion of the first review of the discount rate, the Lord...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 13th Jul
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Personal injury claims involving spinal injuriesThe spineThe spine is a complex structure, divided into five regions:•cervical (C1 to C7)—the neck...
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Produced in partnership with James Byrne of 9 Gough Square 8th Jul
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Claims involving serious brain injuriesNOTE: On 15 July 2019, at the conclusion of the first review of the discount rate, the Lord Chancellor...
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Produced in partnership with Caroline Klage of Bolt Burdon Kemp 8th Jul
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Valuing serious brain injury claimsDamagesGeneral damagesGeneral damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity. They will be quantified...
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Produced in partnership with Caroline Klage of Bolt Burdon Kemp 8th Jul
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Catastrophic injury claims—conduct of the claimThis Practice Notes sets out the important issues and steps to be considered, preferably with the input...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 8th Jul
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Catastrophic injury claims—heads of claimNOTE: On 15 July 2019, at the conclusion of the first review of the discount rate, the Lord Chancellor...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 30th Jun
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Catastrophic injury claims—preliminary considerationsDefinition of catastrophic injuryIt is common for practitioners to categorise only the most...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 5th Jun
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Catastrophic injury claims—gathering evidenceFirst meeting and early stagesIn a case of severe injury, it is very important that the practitioner...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 5th Jun
Precedents
Schedule of special damages—multi track[IN THE COUNTY COURT AT [INSERT]ORIN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE][[SPECIFY DIVISION]][[INSERT LOCATION] DISTRICT...
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5th Jun
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Periodical payments orderCLAIM No.___________IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICEQUEEN’S BENCH DIVISIONParties1X Y(by her litigation friend A C)Claimantand2R...
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5th Jun
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Counter schedule of special damages—multi track[IN THE COUNTY COURT AT [INSERT]ORIN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE][[SPECIFY DIVISION]][[SPECIFY SPECIALIST...
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5th Jun

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