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Separate legislation covers the recovery of NHS charges. For guidance on requesting and challenging a certificate of NHS charges, see Practice Note:...
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9th Nov
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Defining the primary victimA primary victim is a claimant who was directly involved as a participant in the incident that caused their psychiatric...
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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
Practice notes
To identify the circumstances in which a court may find an employer to be vicariously liable for a tort committed by an employee it is useful to trace...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 12th Jan
Practice notes
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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IntroductionOver the past decade or so, motor insurers have adopted and developed a strategy for identifying and dealing with road accident personal...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 12th Jan
Practice notes
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
Precedents
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
Practice notes
Brexit: As of exit day (11 pm on 31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
The tort of misfeasanceMisfeasance in public office is a tort that is rarely invoked in personal injury claims. It is only available against public...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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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Practice notes
Time periods for lodging the applicationA claimant has two years from the date of the incident to apply for compensation.2008 schemeUnder the Criminal...
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Produced in partnership with Neil Sugarman of GLP Solicitors 1st Mar
Practice notes
While a victim of crime can bring a civil claim for damages for personal injuries against an attacker, this is only worthwhile if the prospective...
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Produced in partnership with Neil Sugarman of GLP Solicitors 25th Feb
Practice notes
Reasons for reviewing the decisionIf the victim of crime is dissatisfied with the original decision of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority...
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Produced in partnership with Neil Sugarman of GLP Solicitors 24th Feb
Practice notes
The tariff system—the injury awardThere is a set tariff of awards for the victim of a criminal injury, ranging from £1,000 to £250,000. The tariff...
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Produced in partnership with Neil Sugarman of GLP Solicitors 24th Feb
Practice notes
Time limits for the appealIf the victim of crime is still unhappy with the decision made by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), they...
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Produced in partnership with Neil Sugarman of GLP Solicitors 24th Feb
Q&As
A victim of a crime of violence can apply for compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. There have been a number of compensation...
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15th Feb
Q&As
Please note this Q&A provides information relevant to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012 (see here) which applies to all applications...
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15th Feb

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