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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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This Practice Note considers what is meant by the phrase ‘deemed service’ in CPR 6.14 and its purpose when considered alongside the validity period of...
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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
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This Practice Note identifies what can be transferred when assigning a contract and how to effect a valid assignment of a contract. For guidance on...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note covers fixed trial costs in the fast track. These are costs the court may award as costs of the advocate preparing and appearing at...
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9th Nov
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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
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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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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
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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 cross border EU...
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9th Nov
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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
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As set out in The economic torts—overview, the law makes provision to protect a person’s trade or business from acts which are considered to be...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note should be considered in conjunction with:•Practice Note: Instructing an expert•Checklist—letter of instruction to expert•precedent:...
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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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Produced in partnership with Mark Hubbard of New Square Chambers 12th Jan
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This Practice Note considers the requirement for the representor both to have intended to and actually to have induced the representee, by their...
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Produced in partnership with Charles Spragge of Druces 12th Jan

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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...
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Produced in partnership with JJ Shaw of Lewis Silkin LLP, Alex Kelham of Lewis Silkin LLP and Rob Meredith CTA of PKF Francis Clark 19th Jan
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to the tort of malicious falsehood. Unlike a claim for defamation, there is no requirement in a claim for...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 13th Jan
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This Practice Note considers the following legal issues, technical information and applications of deepfakes:•What is a deepfake?•How...
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Produced in partnership with Kelsey Farish of DAC Beachcroft 13th Jan
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The tort of defamation is governed by a mixture of statute and common law. The relevant statutory law is contained in:•the Defamation Act 1952 (DA...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 13th Jan
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The ordinary time limit for defamation and malicious falsehood claimsA claimant must commence a claim for defamation within one year from the date on...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 13th Jan
Q&As
This Q&A focusses on the situation where the statement made was oral. This considers libel and slander generally, rather than by reference to...
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Produced in partnership with Joshua Marshall of Fieldfisher 8th Jan
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The defamation rule is a rule of law which affects the availability of the grant of interim injunctive relief where there has been an attempt to...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 8th Jan
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A claim for loss of profits arising out of reputational harm can be a head of loss in a number of different actions. In defamation it is necessary for...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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The internet and, in particular, social media is a high risk area for defamation litigation. Content posted on blogs, internet forums, online...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 8th Jan
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DefencesThere are a number of substantive defences to a defamation claim, the majority of which are now, since the Defamation Act 2013 (DA 2013),...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 8th Jan
Precedents
Claim No.: HQ [insert number]IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICEQUEEN’S BENCH DIVISIONROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICEMEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS LISTParties:(1)[Insert...
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Produced in partnership with David Hirst of 5RB 8th Jan
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The purpose of the claim formThe claim form is the document used to start proceedings. It contains information relevant to the proceedings, including...
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Produced in partnership with David Hirst of 5RB 8th Jan
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Defamation Act 2013Before the implementation of the Defamation Act 2013 (DA 2013), defamation actions acquired a reputation for technicality and...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 8th Jan
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This Practice Note examines the role of publication in an action for defamation or malicious falsehood. It reviews key case law and legislation, and...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 8th 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 David Hirst of 5RB 8th Jan
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Claim No.:HQ [insert claim number]IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICEQUEEN’S BENCH DIVISIONROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICEMEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS...
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Produced in partnership with David Hirst of 5RB 8th Jan

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