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The CLP Legal Practice Guides explain in detail the principles of each area of legal practice and provide worked examples, checklists, model forms and relevant legislation. Published annually, they are ideal points of reference for students studying the Legal Practice Course, and for practitioners as a means of keeping up with the latest developments.
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.
The guide includes an overview of the Whiplash Regulations 2021 and associated changes to the CPR/pre-action protocols relating to this area of practice.
This revised edition has been updated to include relevant recent key developments.