This guide provides a thorough and practical introduction to the large and complex area of personal injury and clinical negligence litigation. The text sets out the substantive law governing the legal duties owed by road users, employers and members of the medical profession, and explores topics such as limitation and psychiatric illness, so that the procedural law governing personal injury and clinical negligence claims may be understood in context. In a clear and concise way, it demonstrates how such claims are conducted under the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), from the first interview through to the quantification of damages.
The appendices include the 2015 Rehabilitation Code, pre-action protocols for personal injury claims, the resolution of clinical disputes and low value EL and PL claims, as well as extracts from the latest Ogden tables. There is also a personal injury case study which includes key documentation.
This new edition has been updated to include relevant recent developments. These include an update on the Civil Liability Act 2018, the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (Remedial) Order 2020, as well as notes relating to the 8th edition of the Ogden tables. Key recent case law is covered, including Swift v Carpenter  EWCA Civ 1295.
- The Work of a Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Solicitor
- Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Terminology
- Road Traffic and other Highway Claims: The Law
- Employers’ Liability Claims: The Law
- Clinical Negligence: The Law
- Claims for Psychiatric Injury
- Limitation of Actions
- The First Interview
- Methods of Funding and Qualified One-Way Costs Shifting
- Investigating the Claim and Preliminary Steps
- Instructing Experts
- Commencement of Proceedings
- Case Management and Interim Applications
- Negotiations, ADR and Trial
- The Quantification of Damages
- Recovery of Benefits and NHS Charges
- Post-death Investigations
- Fatal Accident Claims – Procedure and Quantification
- Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority
- Claims on Behalf of Children and Protected Parties
- Pre-action Protocols for Low Value RTA, EL and PL Claims
Louise Marriott is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Law in London and previously practised as a personal injury litigation solicitor.
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