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This Practice Note looks at the admissibility of expert evidence under CPR Part 35 and the Civil Evidence Act 1972 (CEA 1972). In particular, it...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note has been produced in partnership with Guy Pendell, Liz Williams and Kushal Gandhi of CMS.STOP PRESS: This Practice Note is under...
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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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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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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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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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This Practice Note considers in detail when damages for loss of a chance (loss of an opportunity damages) may be recoverable, with reference to the...
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Produced in partnership with Anneliese Day QC and Christopher Knowles of Fountain Court Chambers 12th Jan
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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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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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What is a wasted costs order?A wasted costs order is defined in CPR PD 46, para 5.1 as an order:•that a legal representative pay a sum in respect of...
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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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Private nuisance—what situations can give rise to a claim?Private nuisance normally involves interference with the claimant’s enjoyment of their land,...
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Produced in partnership with Professor Richard A Buckley 12th Jan
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What is the slip rule?The slip rule is a process by which the court may correct an accidental slip or omission in a judgment or order (see: CPR 40.12...
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9th Nov
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What is quia timet relief?Injunctions are generally awarded where a party has already suffered a wrong. For guidance on injunctions generally, see...
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9th Nov
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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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This Practice Note looks at CE-File electronic working in the courts under CPR PD 51O, in the context of case management. It provides guidance on how...
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9th Nov

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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 6th May
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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 29th Apr
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[IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE[BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS [OF ENGLAND AND WALES OR IN [insert location]]][Specify division][Specify specialist...
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26th Apr
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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 9th Apr
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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 9th Apr
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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 9th Apr
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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 9th Apr
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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 10th Mar
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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 3rd Mar
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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 3rd Mar
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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 26th Feb
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In short, a corporate entity can bring a claim in defamation for damage to their corporate or business reputation as long as the damage has resulted...
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13th Feb
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In answering this Q&A, we have limited our research to cover data protection, defamation, restrictive agreements in competition law and the Employment...
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13th Feb
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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 12th Feb
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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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12th Feb
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Claim No.: HQ [insert claim number]IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICEQUEEN’S BENCH DIVISIONROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICEMEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS LISTTHE...
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12th Feb
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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 12th Feb
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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 11th Feb

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