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Disclosure Pilot Scheme (DPS) – update

October 2020 | Procedure

We reported in our March 2019 edition (p30) on the DPS. On 1 January 2019 DPS, a new mandatory pilot scheme, came into force. It will operate for two years in respect of all new proceedings in the Business and Property Courts in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Newcastle. The DPS scheme …

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More favourable expert – not allowed

October 2020 | Procedure

The HC has heard an interesting case in which the claimant wished to present their own, more favourable, expert witness just before trial. The claimant was employed in a machine shop for about ten years and claimed to have been exposed to high levels of noise without being provided with any or adequate hearing protection …

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Covid – recoverable losses

September 2020 | Procedure

Any litigator may wish to read the excellent article by Hardwicke Chambers which summarises the issues to keep in mind when making a claim for breach of contract or tort brought about or worsened by the Covid-19 situation. Practitioners should read the article which considers the following familiar principles: Date of assessment – the parties …

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