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This Practice Note discusses the common law doctrine of privity of contract; the equitable and statutory exceptions to it; how the doctrine affects...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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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
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This Practice Note is concerned with substantive interim injunctions, which are a particular species of injunction granted on a temporary basis ahead...
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9th Nov
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While the primary remedy for contractual breach is that of damages (see Practice Note: Contractual damages—general principles and related content),...
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Produced in partnership with Zainab Hodgson of CMS 12th Jan
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What is merger in judgment and its relationship with res judicata?A res judicata is a decision given by a judge or tribunal with jurisdiction over the...
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Produced in partnership with Jack Mitchell of Old Square Chambers 12th Jan
Practice notes
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 12th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): In addition to the below content on force majeure generally, see also:•Coronavirus (COVID-19) toolkit—Contracts•Coronavirus...
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9th Nov
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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9th Nov
Practice notes
Cause of action estoppel is a sub-species of the res judicata doctrine (see Practice Note: The doctrine of res judicata). In addition to the general...
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Produced in partnership with Jack Mitchell of Old Square Chambers 12th Jan
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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 which courts have...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note sets out the service provisions in relation to applying for or obtaining a charging order under CPR 73 and CPR PD 73.This Practice...
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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
Practice notes
Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day ie Friday 31 January 2020 has implications for practitioners considering jurisdiction. For...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note explains costs only proceedings which are brought as Part 8 claims and are used to obtain a court order that there should be an...
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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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Who may apply for a group litigation order and when?It is worth noting that, subject to obtaining the appropriate consent (on which see: Application...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 25th 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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22nd Jan
Q&As
The court has the power to stay the whole or part of any proceedings or judgment either generally or until a specified date or event under CPR...
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22nd Jan
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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
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 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
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
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 a group litigation order?Multiple claims can be managed by the court under a group litigation order (GLO). GLOs may be made, before or after...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 18th Jan
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What is compliance?Compliance refers to the parties’ need to comply with the court’s rules, practice directions and orders (CPR 1.1(2)(f) and CPR...
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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
Q&As
We refer you to the following materials which may be of assistance. For guidance on the courts' attitude to non-compliance and seeking relief from...
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14th Jan
Practice notes
What is an error of procedure?Procedural errors may arise during the course of litigation. It is possible, in some cases, to remedy the error under...
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11th Jan

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