Personal Injury Practice is a step-by-step guide to personal injury litigation practice written by a highly respected team of authors. It provides everything needed to conduct efficient and successful PI litigation for claimants and sets out authoritative guidance at every stage of proceedings from first interview with a client to the end of an appeal.
Written in a unique case management-led style, it approaches the subject with best practice always at the fore. Helpful specimen letters and precedents are included in the text.
The new edition covers the numerous developments in the field of PI and includes new chapters on: Accidents abroad Group actions The new computer portal system for claims up to £25,000
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Table of Contents
Part I Preparation Chapter 1 Case management: in house Chapter 2 Case management: by the courts Chapter 3 Portal claims Chapter 4 Small claims track Chapter 5 Fast track and the protocols Chapter 6 Multi track Chapter 7 Funding Chapter 8 The initial interview and the claimant's proof Chapter 9 Urgent action Chapter 10 Preliminary correspondence and the letter of claim Chapter 11 Collecting evidence Chapter 12 Evidence: non expert evidence on liability and quantum Chapter 13 Evidence: expert evidence on liability and quantum Chapter 14 Negotiations and offers Part II Issue to trial Chapter 15 Alternative dispute resolution Chapter 16 Issue and service Chapter 17 Claimant's statement of case Chapter 18 The defence, Part 18 requests for further information, connected proceedings, judgment in default, summary judgment and admissions Chapter 19 Applications Chapter 20 Non-compliance with court orders Chapter 21 Disclosure and inspection Chapter 22 Review of evidence Chapter 23 Preparing for trial Chapter 24 The trial Chapter 25 Costs Chapter 26 Handling the award Chapter 27 Appeals Part III Special problems Chapter 28 Limitation of actions Chapter 29 Fatal accidents Chapter 30 Claimants under a legal disability Chapter 31 Disease cases Chapter 32 Claims for injuries caused by stress at work Chapter 33 Liability for products and premises Chapter 34 Motor drivers and owners Chapter 35 Criminal injuries Part IV Appendices Appendix A Proofs and witness statements Appendix B Specimen correspondence Appendix C Specimen schedules of special damages Appendix D Useful addresses Appendix E Fixed recoverable costs: fast track claims Appendix F Pre-action protocol for low value personal injury claims in road traffic accidents from 31 July 2013 Appendix G Pre-action protocol for low value personal injury (employers' liability and public liability) claims Appendix H Cost case conference direction