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January 2020 Contents

Welcome to the January 2020 issue of PI Brief Update Law Journal. Click the relevant links below to read the articles.


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Personal Injury Articles
FREE CHAPTER from 'A Practical Guide to the Law of Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace' by Philip Hyland
This practical guide explains how the law on bullying and harassment in the workplace works. How the law defines bullying and harassment in the workplace. How the law imposes liability. What defences are available to the employer. What practical steps the employer should take to prevent issues arising. How to deal with issues when they arise...
Data Breach and Privacy Claims: The next big thing? - Rick Preston, Horwich Farrelly
Following the introduction of holiday sickness claims protocols and fixed fees (April 2019), the PPI claim limitation deadline (August 2019) and the impending changes proposed within the Civil Liability Act (April 2020 at the earliest) there is evidence that CMCs and Claimant Solicitors are considering Data Breach Claims as an area which may provide an opportunity to fill voids created by the reductions in work volumes and profits of its predecessors...
QOCS protection denied in a 'mixed claim' case - Hazel Leeson, Langleys Solicitors
A claimant cannot rely on automatic costs protection simply because they have an injury claim as part of their claim...
FREE CHAPTER and Foreword from 'A Practical Guide to the Small Claims Track' by Dominic Bright
Over recent years, a succession of Lord Chancellors and Ministers of Justice have been keen to emphasise their commitment to protecting judges and upholding the rule of law. Such commitments are not without meaning and while the rule of law is a phrase often said, it is rarely examined. It is not an arid legal doctrine but is the foundation stone of much that creates a fair and just society...
Summary of Recent Cases, January 2020
Here is a summary of the recent notable court cases over the past month...
PI Practitioner, January 2020
Each issue a particular topic is highlighted, citing some of the useful cases and other materials in that area. This month: The application of exceptions to the EL/PL Protocol.
Medico-Legal Articles, Edited by Dr Hugh Koch
Legal Mind Case and Commentary No 25: Giving a range of opinions on psychological cases: Independence, Objectivity and Impartiality of CPR Part 35 experts - Koch, HCH., Nokling, K. E. and Nolan, L
This is the twenty-fifth in a series of Case reports and Commentaries from Professor Koch and colleagues. Case: Ashley Wilde Group v. BCPL Ltd (2019) EWHC 3166...
Clinical Negligence Medicine by Dr Mark Burgin
Low Velocity Impact - Dr Mark Burgin
Dr. Mark Burgin BM BCh (oxon) MRCGP considers how issues of low velocity impact have moved on from Delta V to a more subtle approach...
Insights from APIL Training - Dr Mark Burgin
Dr. Mark Burgin BM BCh (oxon) MRCGP attended APIL 'legal training for expert witnesses' and shares some of the learning points...
Understanding GPs: The Triple Aim as a Management Tool - Dr Mark Burgin
Dr. Mark Burgin BM BCh (oxon) MRCGP explains in the second of series of articles how a management framework from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement is destroying primary care...

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