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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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Interest on general damages, special damages and judgment debtInterest on general damagesEntitlementA claimant is entitled to simple interest at a...
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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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Fee remissionsIntroductionCourt and tribunal fees are, for many, prohibitively high. For those in the most straitened circumstances, fee remissions,...
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Produced in partnership with David Willink of Lamb Chambers 19th May
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Liability under the Animals Act 1971—all other animalsAll animals except those that belong to a dangerous species (all non-dangerous animals) are...
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19th May
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Drafting schedules of loss in PI and clinical negligence claimsNOTE: On 15 July 2019, at the conclusion of the first review of the discount rate, the...
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Produced in partnership with Louise Thomson 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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Damages in clinical negligence claimsNOTE: On 15 July 2019, at the conclusion of the first review of the discount rate, the Lord Chancellor announced...
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Produced in partnership with Renée Wood 19th May
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Drafting counter schedules of loss in PI and clinical negligence claimsNOTE: On 15 July 2019, at the conclusion of the first review of the discount...
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Produced in partnership with Louise Thomson 19th May
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Loss of congenial employmentNature of the awardA claimant who is precluded from doing a job they enjoy is entitled to claim loss of congenial...
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19th May
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Military claimsBackgroundIt is helpful to put the law relating to military claims into historical context.Until 1987, section 10 of the Crown...
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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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Fixed costs in road traffic accident claimsPre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic AccidentsThe protocol applies to...
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19th May

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Mesothelioma claims—procedureThe Pre-Action Protocol for Disease and Illness ClaimsThe Pre-Action Protocol for Disease and Illness Claims applies to...
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12th Jul
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Chronic PainChronic pain and its meaningChronic pain is a generic term which encompasses cases where the claimant has symptoms of pain but medical...
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Produced in partnership with Tom Pacey of 12 King's Bench Walk 1st Jul
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Insurance Act 2015 (IA 2015)—essentialsIntroduction to the Insurance Act 2015The Insurance Act 2015 (IA 2015) received Royal Assent on 12 February...
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Produced in partnership with Oliver Saunders of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP 5th Jun
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In relation to a Personal Injury claim where the accident took place in June 2015, what is the procedure under the Third Parties (Rights Against...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 5th Jun
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Is there any case law on suing a general partnership formed under the Partnership Act 1890 at the time of the negligence which is now a limited...
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5th Jun
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The Pre-Action Protocol for Disease and Illness ClaimsThis protocol applies to all personal injury claims where the injury is not the result of an...
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5th Jun
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Vibration white finger/hand-arm vibration syndrome—particular featuresSymptomologyThe most apparent symptom of vibration white finger (VWF), also...
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Produced in partnership with Tom Pacey of 12 King's Bench Walk 5th Jun
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What is the new government compensation scheme for mesothelioma sufferers?In July 2012 the Department for Work and Pensions confirmed plans for the...
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5th Jun
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Vibration white finger—causation issues For further guidance and discussion on the impact of section 69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act...
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Produced in partnership with Tom Pacey of 12 King's Bench Walk 5th Jun
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Causation and material contribution in PI claimsOriginally produced in partnership with David Robinson of Thompsons Solicitors. Updated in partnership...
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5th Jun
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AsthmaThis Practice Note considers how civil liability is imposed when a person, typically (though not exclusively) an employee, suffers asthma due to...
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5th Jun
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Disease compensation schemesFor obvious reasons claimant practitioners will concentrate efforts, at least in the first instance, on a common law claim...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 5th Jun
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Repetitive Strain Injury—applicable lawRegulationsThere are a range of statutory regulations which are applicable in this area. However, on 1 October...
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Produced in partnership with Tom Pacey of 12 King's Bench Walk 5th Jun
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Occupational cancerThis Practice Note is intended to deal with the legal principles which apply to claims of occupational cancer, but it homes in on...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 5th Jun
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Repetitive Strain Injury—an introduction'Repetitive strain injury' (RSI) usually refers to pain or injury arising from repetitive movements. Most...
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Produced in partnership with Tom Pacey of 12 King's Bench Walk 5th Jun
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Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005Post 1 October 2013On 1 October 2013, section 69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA...
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5th Jun
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Asbestos—the common law duty of careThe duty of careIn most cases the establishment of a duty of care will not be problematic. Employers clearly owe a...
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5th Jun

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