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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 Limitation Act 1980 is referred to as LA 1980.LA 1980 sets out the time limits within which claimants are entitled to bring claims of various...
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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
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
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
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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9th Nov
Practice notes
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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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
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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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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
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
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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9th Nov
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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
Note: The UK's departure from the EU has implications for practitioners considering road traffic accidents in the EU. See Practice Note: What does IP...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 9th Apr
Practice notes
Note: The UK's departure from the EU has implications for practitioners considering road traffic accidents in the EU. See Practice Note: What does IP...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 7th Apr
Practice notes
Duties and responsibilities of parties and legal advisersPleadings—CPRBy CPR 16.5(2), where a defendant denies an allegation set out in the...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 6th Apr
Practice notes
Note: The UK's departure from the EU and the end of the Brexit transition or implementation period has implications for practitioners considering road...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 1st Apr
Practice notes
STOP PRESS: A new RTA small claims protocol for whiplash claims comes into effect for accidents occurring on or after 31 May 2021. The small claims...
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Produced in partnership with Sue Brown 30th Mar
Precedents
NOTE: This Precedent is relevant only to claims in respect of which proceedings have been commenced in the courts of England and Wales on or before 31...
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29th Mar
Practice notes
Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU has implications for practitioners considering road traffic accidents. This Practice Note is in the process of...
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29th Mar
Q&As
Applicable lawIt is not clear where the claimant is domiciled, however we assume for the purposes of this Q&A that the claimant is domiciled in the...
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29th Mar
Q&As
Vicarious liability in employment relationshipsWhere a person is acting in the course of their employment, it is usually very straightforward to...
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Produced in partnership with James Tunley of Lamb Chambers 25th Mar
Practice notes
This Practice Note only contains provisions effective from 6 April 2015 onwards for claims which have followed the RTA or EL/PL Protocol and from 7...
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25th Mar
Precedents
[IN THE COUNTY COURT AT [INSERT]ORIN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE][[SPECIFY DIVISION]][[INSERT LOCATION] DISTRICT REGISTRY]Claim...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 24th Mar
Practice notes
The Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents—30 April 2013 onwardsTHIS PRACTICE NOTE ONLY CONTAINS...
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Produced in partnership with Sue Brown 24th Mar
Practice notes
The Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents—30 April 2013 onwardsTHIS PRACTICE NOTE ONLY CONTAINS...
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Produced in partnership with Sue Brown 24th Mar
Practice notes
STOP PRESS: A new RTA small claims protocol for whiplash claims comes into effect for accidents occurring on or after 31 May 2021. The small claims...
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24th Mar
Practice notes
This Practice Note considers fundamental dishonesty both in the context of section 57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (CJCA 2015) and the...
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23rd Mar
Practice notes
Enforceability of contractsSome credit hire agreements have been vulnerable to attack as unenforceable where the credit hire company has failed to...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 18th Mar
Q&As
RTA ProtocolThe Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents (RTA Protocol) applies to claims where the claimant...
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18th Mar

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