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EL/PL claims in the portal—a practical guide (Stage 1)This Practice Note provides an overview of the Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury...
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Produced in partnership with Sue Brown 19th May
Practice notes
Time limits under the Limitation Act 1980—personal injury claimsThe Limitation Act 1980 is referred to as LA 1980.LA 1980 sets out the time limits...
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19th May
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
Did the claimant consent to the risk of injury?The essence of a defence of volenti non fit injuria (‘to a willing person, no injury is done’) is that...
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19th May
Practice notes
The employer’s duty of careOverriding dutiesAt common law, an employer is under a duty to take reasonable care of the health and safety of its...
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19th May
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
The court’s power to extend the time limit—section 33 of the Limitation Act 1980The Limitation Act 1980 is referred to as LA 1980.The power to...
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19th May
Q&As
Section 152(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (RTA 1988) states that no sum is payable by an insurer under RTA 1988, s 151 in respect of any judgment...
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Produced in partnership with David Sawtell of 39 Essex Chambers 19th May
Q&As
What costs are payable on a matter which is in the MOJ portal but settles for less than £1,000? At the time that the matter was entered in the portal...
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19th May
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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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Practice notes
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 31st Jul
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Psychiatric injury—secondary victims—case trackerA secondary victim is someone who has suffered psychiatric injury not by being directly involved in...
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31st Jul
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Psychiatric injury—establishing liabilityClassifying the victimLiability for psychiatric injury is dependent in part on the nature of the injuries...
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31st Jul
Practice notes
Recognised psychiatric illnessThe general rule—no compensation for mental distress without recognised psychiatric illnessIt is common for accident...
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31st Jul
Precedents
Letter advising expert of outcome of case management conference and providing future timetableDear [Insert]Re: [Insert name of client/claimant]The...
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Produced in partnership with Marcus Weatherby of Pattinson Brewer 30th Jul
Precedents
Letter advising expert of forthcoming case management conference and asking for details for costs budgeting and timetablingDear [Insert]Re: [Insert...
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Produced in partnership with Marcus Weatherby of Pattinson Brewer 30th Jul
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Particulars of claim for occupational stress caused by harassment at workIN THE COUNTY COURT AT [insert]Claim No. [insert claim number]Between[Mr A...
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Produced in partnership with Catriona Stirling of Cloisters 30th Jul
Precedents
Detailed letter of instruction to a personal injury medical expertDear [insert expert’s name]Re: [insert name of client and the client’s date of...
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Produced in partnership with Marcus Weatherby of Pattinson Brewer 30th Jul
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Letter to expert in a personal injury matter regarding joint expert discussionsDear [Insert]Re: [Name of Client/Name of Claimant]You will be aware...
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Produced in partnership with Marcus Weatherby of Pattinson Brewer 30th Jul
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Defence against claim for occupational stress caused by harassment at workIN THE COUNTY COURT AT [insert]Claim No. [insert claim number][Mr A...
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Produced in partnership with Catriona Stirling of Cloisters 30th Jul
Q&As
In civil proceedings what is the effect of a claimant who is diagnosed with severe dementia, and confirmed to lack the mental capacity to make her own...
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Produced in partnership with Georgia Whiting of 4 King’s Bench Walk 5th Jun
Q&As
Do you have any case law relating to secondary victim claims whereby the psychological injury was suffered as a result of the loss of...
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5th Jun
Q&As
If a claimant suffers minor whiplash but is also experiencing significant psychological symptoms, will the claim be dealt with outside the road...
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5th Jun
Practice notes
Psychiatric injury—other legal relationshipsPre-existing legal relationshipsSometimes psychiatric injury will occur in circumstances where there is a...
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5th Jun
Practice notes
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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5th Jun
Practice notes
Occupational stress—introductionSee also Practice Note: Occupational stress—establishing liability‘Traditional’ occupational stress claimsThese are...
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5th Jun
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Occupational stress—establishing liabilityMany claims for psychiatric injury arise from a single event or series of events. In contrast, occupational...
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5th Jun

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