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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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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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19th May
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CRU certificates—recoverable benefits and lump sum paymentsSeparate legislation covers the recovery of NHS charges. For guidance on requesting and...
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19th May
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Duty of care and breach in clinical negligence claimsThe duty of careA medical practitioner owes a duty of care to their patient. This duty is to take...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Ritchie QC of 9 Gough Chambers 19th May
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Vicarious liability in the course of employment—the close connection testTo identify the circumstances in which a court may find an employer to be...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 19th May
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Product liability—claims in negligenceThe duty of careThe general principles of negligence apply, namely that the claimant has to establish that the...
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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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Quantifying damages for the estate under the Law Reform ActWhat can be claimed by the estate under the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act...
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19th May
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[IN THE COUNTY COURT AT [INSERT]ORIN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE][[SPECIFY DIVISION]][[INSERT LOCATION] DISTRICT REGISTRY]Claim No:Between[Insert...
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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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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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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 19th May
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Contributory negligence in road traffic accidentsIn some instances someone may suffer damage that results partly from their own fault and partly from...
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19th May
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Misfeasance in public officeThe tort of misfeasanceMisfeasance in public office is a tort that is rarely invoked in personal injury claims. It is only...
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19th May

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Can you outline the key case law for road traffic accidents caused by an animal on the highway where the driver has had to swerve to avoid it?Most...
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31st Jul
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Injuries caused by animals straying onto the highwayThe Animals Act 1971 is referred to as AA 1971.Issues to considerMost cases involving animals...
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31st Jul
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Is there any case law or legislation to show that a conviction under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 is likely to be conclusive evidence of negligence in...
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Produced in partnership with Jamie Gamble of No5 Barristers Chambers 31st Jul
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Injuries caused by dogsDog’s previous behaviourFor most canine claims, the dog’s behaviour in the past is all-important.In a claim in negligence, the...
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31st Jul
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Defences to claims for injuries caused by animalsThe Animals Act 1971 is referred to in this Practice Note as AA 1971.Accident caused by claimantA...
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28th Jul
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Types of claim involving animalsMain causes of actionThe first step in any claim involving an injury caused by an animal is to decide what your causes...
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28th Jul
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Liability under the Animals Act 1971—all other animalsThe Animals Act 1971 is referred to in this Practice Note as AA 1971.All animals except those...
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28th Jul
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Horse riding accidentsNegligenceMany of the principles involved in horse riding accidents are common to the rest of personal injury law.For example,...
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28th Jul
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Liability under the Animals Act 1971—dangerous speciesThe Animals Act 1971 is referred to in this Practice Note as AA 1971.Strict liabilityA keeper of...
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28th Jul
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Injuries caused by animals—alternative causes of actionFor guidance on claims brought under the Animals Act 1971, see Practice Notes: Liability under...
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28th Jul

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