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Where a party to proceedings wishes to compel a witness to attend court or produce documents to the court, they may consider using a witness summons....
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9th Nov
Practice notes
In most torts, where a defendant breaches their duty towards the claimant, they are only liable if the claimant can establish that the breach in...
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Produced in partnership with Laurence Page of Hardwicke Chambers 12th Jan
Practice notes
ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note is for historical reference only as it refers to CPR 81 as it...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Shepherd of Albion Chambers 12th Jan
Practice notes
When is a contract a void contract?A void contract is one that is wholly lacking in legal effect. A contract will be void where:•the parties contract...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
This Practice Note provides guidance on when to make a request for further information under CPR 18, the timing of the request, what information you...
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9th Nov
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What is mediation?Mediation is one of the most recognised and common forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).It is a form of assisted ADR in the...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
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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9th Nov
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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9th Nov
Practice notes
The default costs certificate procedure is not available in solicitor/client assessments (CPR PD 46, para 6.8).What is a default costs certificate?A...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
This Practice Note sets out when and how an innocent party can rescind a contract for misrepresentation, why they would wish to do so and when...
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Produced in partnership with Charles Spragge of Druces 12th Jan
Practice notes
This Tracker lists a number of decisions of the English courts in which the Court of Justice decision in Owusu v Jackson has been considered. This...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
This Practice Note looks at the limitation period for professional negligence (prof neg) claims and explains how to determine the date of accrual in...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day ie Friday 31 January 2020 has implications for practitioners considering the use of ADR as it may...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
What are proprietary remedies?General principlesA proprietary remedy is one which attaches to specific property (as opposed to a ‘personal remedy’ ie...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
Express and implied contractual terms distinguishedContractual terms may be either express or implied:•express terms—are terms which are actually...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
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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Note: this Practice Note is relevant only to proceedings for contempt of court as considered under CPR 81 in force with effect from 1 October 2020 and...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Shepherd of Albion Chambers 21st Jan
Practice notes
Note: this Practice Note is relevant only to proceedings for contempt of court as considered under CPR 81 in force with effect from 1 October 2020 and...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Shepherd of Albion Chambers 21st Jan
Practice notes
This Practice Note considers the question of when court proceedings can be stayed. It identifies scenarios in which a party may apply for a stay of...
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20th Jan
Practice notes
This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your...
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20th Jan
Practice notes
Legislative reforms, which took effect on 1 October 2015, established the right to collective redress for victims of anti-competitive behaviour,...
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Produced in partnership with Constantine Cannon LLP 19th Jan
Q&As
The rules governing small claimsCPR 27 deals with cases allocated to the small claims track and, to a large extent, it is entirely separate from the...
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Produced in partnership with James Tunley of Lamb Chambers 18th Jan
Q&As
The amendment of a statement of case before it has been served is governed by CPR 17.1. However, any amendment made without the court’s permission can...
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Produced in partnership with David Willink of Lamb Chambers 18th Jan
Q&As
It has been assumed this Q&A refers to a civil claim.CPR PD 16, para 2.1 provides that:‘The claim form must be headed with the title of the...
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18th Jan
Q&As
Do you need to:•amend a party's name in a statement of case to correct an mistake as to the party's name, or•add or substitute a new party or parties...
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18th Jan
Q&As
Addition and substitution of parties—Part 19 of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (CPR)Under CPR 19.4(1), the court's permission is required to remove,...
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18th Jan
Practice notes
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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18th Jan
Practice notes
References to the Guide are to the Commercial Court Guide.This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Notes:•Claim form—the...
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18th Jan
Practice notes
This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your...
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18th Jan
Practice notes
What is the Financial List?The Financial List is a specialist list in the High Court which came into force on 1 October 2015 to deal with complex...
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18th Jan
Precedents
This Precedent and Drafting Note provide guidance on key model directions from the justice.gov.uk website’s ‘menu of model paragraphs’. They should be...
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18th Jan
Practice notes
What is 'discontinuance'?Discontinuance is the means by which a claimant can bring all or part of the proceedings it has instigated to an end.A...
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18th Jan
Practice notes
ARCHIVED: NOTE: SAVE FOR WHERE A DEFENCE HAS BEEN RECEIVED BEFORE 1 APRIL 2013, THIS PRACTICE NOTE IS FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES ONLY. For guidance on...
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18th Jan
Practice notes
This Practice Note provides guidance on the menu of disclosure options under CPR 31.5(7) and CPR 31.5(8) which apply to non-personal injury claims...
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18th Jan
Practice notes
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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18th Jan

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