This note provides guidance to those who may be approached to give a statement or evidence in court as a witness in a non-clinical claim case.
Members will often receive requests from claimant solicitors to voluntarily agree an extension of limitation to allow investigations to be completed. This guidance sets out the relevant law and provides some practical tips for all such requests.
This note focuses on how claims are valued. The general principle is that damages are paid to a claimant with the aim of restoring them (as far as possible) to the position they would have been in but for the negligence.