Dispute Resolution

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The most important rule is to be polite. If you are polite to everyone at all times, it is hard to go seriously wrong.The judgeMake sure all mobile...
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9th Nov
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What is subrogation?Subrogation is an equitable mechanism aimed at preventing unjust enrichment by permitting one party to ‘step into the shoes’ of...
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9th Nov
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A guide to specific terminology used in this Practice Note is provided—see below section titled ‘Key terms encountered when applying for a winding-up...
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Produced in partnership with Mark Hubbard of New Square Chambers 12th Jan
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This Practice Note sets out the key steps in the mediation process from before, setting the scene at the mediation, private meetings during the...
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9th Nov
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CPR 46.5(4) sets out how the costs will be calculated and this is either by reference to:•proven financial loss, or•the amount for the time reasonably...
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9th Nov
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The termination of a contract by reason of one party’s breach of contract arises as follows:•one party to the contract is in breach of contract•the...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): when serving documents outside the jurisdiction, this may be affected by the impact of coronavirus on the availability of both...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers the position on interdict and interim interdict in Scotland. For guidance on:•some other forms of relief in Scottish...
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Produced in partnership with Jim Cormack of Pinsent Masons 12th Jan
Precedents
Claim No. [insert claim number][IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE[BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS [OF ENGLAND AND WALES OR IN [insert location]]][Specify...
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Produced in partnership with Leigh Callaway of Fladgate 12th Jan
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BackgroundThe limitation period for an action founded on tort is six years from the date on which the cause of action accrued pursuant to section 2 of...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note provides guidance on claiming interest on judgment debts. For information on claiming interest when issuing a claim, see Practice...
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9th Nov
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There are numerous reasons why parties may wish to make changes to their agreement. Most disputes connected with variation of contracts concern...
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9th Nov
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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day, ie Friday 31 January 2020, has implications for practitioners considering applicable law. For...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note on Part 36 offers considers what happens when a Part 36 offer is responded to with a counter-offer, whether made under Part 36 or...
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Produced in partnership with Jake Coleman of Hailsham Chambers 12th Jan
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Protective costs orders and cost capping ordersThe purpose behind a protective costs order (PCO) is to prevent litigants from being precluded from...
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9th Nov
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What is allocation?At an early stage in a claim, the court will provisionally allocate the claim to what it thinks is the most appropriate 'track' for...
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9th Nov

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Bankruptcy in England and Wales is a process by which the court or the bankruptcy adjudicator adjudicates an individual bankrupt by making a...
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27th Jan
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Claim No. [insert claim number][IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE[BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS [OF ENGLAND AND WALES OR IN [insert location]]][Specify...
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Produced in partnership with Leigh Callaway of Fladgate 27th Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado 27th Jan
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This Practice Note provides background reading on the key forms and principles of EU law and legislation, examining the impact of Brexit on EU-derived...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner of Head of Legal 27th Jan
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This Practice Note is for use when applying for the taking of evidence in an EU Member State where the transitional provisions for taking of evidence...
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27th Jan
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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU has implications for practitioners considering which courts have jurisdiction. For specific guidance on the...
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27th Jan
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This Practice Note considers what damages may be available as remedy for claims in tort, including negligence claims.For general guidance on damages,...
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Produced in partnership with Lina Mattsson of Hardwicke Chambers 27th Jan
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This Practice Note is for use when applying for evidence to be taken in the courts of England and Wales for use in an EU Member State where the...
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27th Jan
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This Practice Note explains the application of the Service Regulation. Service under the regulation is only applicable between the UK and EU Member...
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Produced in partnership with Camilla McPherson 27th Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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27th Jan
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Can I still serve the claim form?Yes. The claim form can be served. CPR 6.9(1) provides that where the defendant has not given an address for service,...
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27th Jan
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This Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to legal privilege and professional secrecy in Brazil published as part of the Lexology...
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27th Jan
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This Practice Note sets out the detail of the procedure relating to the taking control of goods either to satisfy commercial rent arrears under the...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Jones of Freeths 27th Jan
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STOP PRESS: the 2021 version of The Queen’s Bench Guide was published in January 2021 and is in force immediately. For more information, see News...
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27th Jan
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This Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to legal privilege and professional secrecy in France published as part of the Lexology...
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27th Jan
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There is a degree of overlap between the doctrine of res judicata and the principle of Henderson abuse, as considered below.Note also that these two...
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Produced in partnership with Jack Mitchell of Old Square Chambers 27th Jan
Q&As
As of exit day (11pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State and its relationship with the EU is governed by the Withdrawal...
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27th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures concerning process and...
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27th Jan
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This Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to legal privilege and professional secrecy in Argentina published as part of the...
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