Courts regularly experience trends which result in an influx of claims above the anticipated norm. Currently, there are being issued a large number of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) cases.

Case management of NIHL claims will be by a district judge either in box work or at a hearing. I am able to say that in many courts there is a similar approach to certain key aspects.

Allocation

The majority of claims are within fast-track limits and are often valued at less than £10,000. Consequently, when considering allocation the judge is mindful of CPR 1.1 and the requiremen...

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