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Personal Injury
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast aims to examine the various stages of the new Road Traffic Accident provions

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the scope of the new process;
  • Appreciate the various factors that need to be taken into account to decide whether the new process is appropriate;
  • Understand the role liability plays in the process;
  • Understand the key elements of the three stages of the process;
  • Appreciate what the fixed cost regime is in the context of this process;
  • Understand the importance of medical reports in the new provisions;
  • Understand the key principles behind interim payments in this context;
  • Understand the new Part 36 rules when dealing with Road Traffic Accident Claims;
  • Appreciate how contributory negligence in relation to not wearing a seatbelt is dealt with by the new provisions.
Level:
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Classification:
Legislative Updates
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents.

In this podcast Richard Campbell, Head of Legal Content at CPDcast discusses the new Road Traffic Accident provisions. On 30th April 2010, the Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2010 and update 52 came into force. Now, central to this update is the introduction of the new Pre-Action Protcol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents. In this podcast he examines the RTA Protocol which describes stage 1 and 2 of the new process, stage 3 namely the new practice direction that supports it (PD 8B Pre-action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents) and finally the amendments to the CPR in particular the new section II in Part 36 (RTA Protocol Offers to Settle) and the new section VI in Part 45 which contains the new fixed-costs provisions.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-03-11

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