Claims involving a child

Claims involving a child guidance:

Appointing a litigation friend The court may make an order appointing a litigation friend. An application for an order appointing a litigation friend can be made by the...

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The actions of children are not judged by the same standard as adults. The relevant principles were set out in Honnor v Lewis: (1) children below a certain age are...

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Claims against schools by pupils can arise in a number of ways, including pupils: • being injured due to condition of premises • injuring each other or themselves • being...

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Court directions for investment Where, in any proceedings, money is recovered on behalf of a child, the court may give directions to provide that it will be wholly or...

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When court approval is required Any settlement, compromise or payment arising from a claim on behalf of, or against, a child is not binding unless it has been approved by...

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A child is any person under the age of 18. Litigation friends In civil proceedings, a child must have a litigation friend to conduct the proceedings on their behalf...

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This Practice Note sets out practical considerations when managing these types of claims, followed by an overview of common types of injury to children occurring during...

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Produced in partnership with Ali Malsher of Anthony Gold Solicitors STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6...

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Persons under a disability Claimants under a disability A claimant under a disability is someone who is either: • under 18 years of age, or • of unsound mind as defined...

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STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6 April 2020. The changes address the issue of cases where a witness...

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Payments into court are now made in only limited circumstances. These may include: • following an infant settlement • where some protection is required either on behalf...

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Certain categories of claimant are considered more vulnerable than others. Included in this category are: • pedestrians • children • passengers Pedestrians Guidance for...

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Claims against local authorities In some cases, the question arises whether a local authority has a duty of care to a child such as where a child has been under a care...

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Background As a result of the implementation of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO 2012) and the abolition of legal aid (except in...

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STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6 April 2020. The changes address the issue of cases where a witness...

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