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The nature of the awardWhere an injured person is disadvantaged in the labour market as a result of a residual disability resulting from an injury,...
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9th Nov
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The Limitation Act 1980 is referred to as LA 1980.LA 1980 sets out the time limits within which claimants are entitled to bring claims of various...
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9th Nov
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The concept of foreseeability and remotenessEven if the claimant proves:•that the defendant acted negligently (ie in breach of duty), and•that the...
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9th Nov
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NOTE: On 15 July 2019 the Lord Chancellor announced that the discount rate would change to minus 0.25%. The new discount rate came into effect on 5...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 12th Jan
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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day, ie 31 January 2020, has implications for practitioners considering road traffic accidents. For...
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9th Nov
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This case tracker considers case law in relation to qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) in order to provide some guidance on how the courts are...
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9th Nov
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Expert witnesses are instructed in personal injury claims to provide an opinion on medical and non-medical technical issues within their field of...
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Produced in partnership with Ian Huckstepp of IRH Solicitors 12th Jan
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DefinitionsFraudDefined in Derry v Peek as where it is shown that:'a false representation has been made (1) knowingly, or (2) without belief in its...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 12th Jan
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Interest on general damagesEntitlementA claimant is entitled to simple interest at a rate the court deems fit.The rateInterest on general damages is...
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9th Nov
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NOTE: On 15 July 2019 the Lord Chancellor announced that the discount rate would change to minus 0.25% from the previous level of minus 0.75%. The new...
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9th Nov
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Nature of the awardA claimant who is precluded from doing a job they enjoy is entitled to claim loss of congenial employment. This award relates...
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9th Nov
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Note: This Practice Note is relevant only to Part 36 offers as considered under CPR 36 in force as from 6 April 2015. For offers made prior to this,...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 12th Jan
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Timing and procedureA claimant can apply for an interim payment order after the end of the period for filing an acknowledgment of service.See Practice...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 12th Jan
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NOTE: On 15 July 2019 the Lord Chancellor announced that the discount rate would change to minus 0.25%. The new discount rate came into effect on 5...
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Produced in partnership with Louise Thomson 12th Jan
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Pre-action protocol for low value personal injury claims in road traffic accidentsThe protocol applies to all road traffic accident (RTA)...
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9th Nov
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The claim and basis for itThis type of claim is made on behalf of a living claimant whose life expectancy has been reduced as a result of the...
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9th Nov

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Originally produced in partnership with Sue Brown. Updated in partnership with Andrew Wilson.Note: The UK's departure from the EU has implications for...
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14th Apr
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Originally produced in partnership with Sarah Prager of 1 Chancery Lane. Updated in partnership with Andrew Wilson.NOTE: Since the UK applies the...
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13th Apr
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The lawThere are two Conventions to consider governing the liability of air carriers for loss, injury and damage sustained in the course of, or...
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9th Apr
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Rail accidents occurring in the UKAn undertaker who is operating a railway under statutory authority (‘railway undertaker’) has a common law duty of...
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9th Apr
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Note: The UK's departure from the EU has implications for practitioners considering road traffic accidents in the EU. See Practice Note: What does IP...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 9th Apr
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This Practice Note is for use when determining applicable law in the courts of England and Wales in respect of events giving rise to damage, where...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note is for use when determining applicable law in respect of events giving rise to damage, where such events occurred on or before IP...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note is for use when determining applicable law in the courts of England and Wales respect of events giving rise to damage, where such...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note is for use when determining applicable law in respect of events giving rise to damage, where such events occurred on or before IP...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note considers the rules for determining which court has...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note considers the rules for determining the applicable law, also...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note considers the rules of dealing with the recognition and...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note considers the rules of service as they will apply in the time...
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8th Apr
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NOTE: This Practice Note refers to the Archived Directive (EU) 2015/2302 (Archived Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Directive) as it had...
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8th Apr
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Note: The UK's departure from the EU has implications for practitioners considering road traffic accidents in the EU. See Practice Note: What does IP...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 7th Apr
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This Practice Note sets out the changes to the Civil Procedure Rules set out in The Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019,...
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6th Apr
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This Practice Note addresses the implications of the UK leaving the EU after the end of the implementation or transition period (IP completion day)....
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6th Apr
Precedents
NOTE: This Precedent is relevant only to claims in respect of which proceedings have been commenced in the courts of England and Wales on or before 31...
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29th Mar
Practice notes
This Practice Note only contains provisions effective from 6 April 2015 onwards for claims which have followed the RTA or EL/PL Protocol and from 7...
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25th Mar
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Note: The UK's departure from the EU has implications for practitioners considering applicable law. See Practice Note: What does IP completion day...
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Produced in partnership with Sue Brown 24th Mar

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