It looks increasingly likely that Fixed Recoverable Costs (FRC) will be introduced for clinical negligence claims, against that background we are mindful of “Vulnerable clients and witnesses: some pointers, some challenges”. This important article has been written by Victoria Webb barrister at Old Square Chambers who looks at the Civil Justice Council’s report on vulnerable witnesses published in February 2020 and the subsequent changes made to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) in April 2021. Victoria looks at how subtle potential vulnerabilities can pose challenges such as where the claimant has undiagnosed autism or dyslexia. (Page 14).
Bruno Gil at Old Square Chambers looks at two recent cases: Scarcliffe v Brampton Valley Group Ltd  and Muyepa v MoD . He has carefully gone through these cases in his article “Muyepa and Scarcliffe: Some Lessons from the High Court” and offers important take away points for practising lawyers particularly when instructing quantum experts. (Page 22).
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William Meade (Senior Clerk)