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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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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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Background and frameworkPurpose of a provisional damages awardWhen the court makes a once and for all lump sum award, it is designed to cover both...
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General principlesAs a general rule, a claimant must give credit for any financial gains they make that they have received as a result of their...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The starting point for considering a claim for personal injury arising out of a dog attack is the Animals Act 1971 (AA 1971).AA 1971, s 2(2) provides...
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Most cases involving animals straying onto the highway will be decided under the law of negligence. However, some cases have succeeded under The...
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28th Sep
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All animals except those that belong to a dangerous species (all non-dangerous animals) are governed by the same rules. There is sometimes strict...
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26th Sep
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Strict liabilityA keeper of an animal which belongs to a dangerous species is strictly liable for any damage that animal causes. All the claimant...
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25th Sep
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NegligenceThe normal principles of negligence apply to people who own or control animals. All people in charge of their animals are under a duty to...
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25th Sep
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Dog’s previous behaviourFor most canine claims, the dog’s behaviour in the past is all-important.In a claim in negligence, the claimant must prove...
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25th Sep
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The Animals Act 1971 is referred to as AA 1971.Animals straying onto the highwayMost cases involving animals straying onto the highway will be decided...
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25th Sep
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Main causes of actionThe first step in any claim involving an injury caused by an animal is to decide which law applies. The choice is between the...
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25th Sep
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Accident caused by claimantA defendant will escape liability for injury caused by an animal if they can show that the claimant’s injury was entirely...
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25th Sep

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