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What is a tort?This Practice Note provides an introduction to tort law by addressing three questions:•what does the concept of being liable in tort...
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Produced in partnership with Sri Carmichael of Hardwicke Chambers 19th May
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What is a third party debt order (TPDO)?This Practice Note explains what a third party debt order (TPDO) (previously known as garnishee orders) is as...
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19th May
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How to apply for a third party debt order (TPDO)This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions...
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19th May
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Skeleton argumentsThis Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the...
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19th May
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Equitable remedies in contractual disputesWhile the primary remedy for contractual breach is that of damages (see Practice Note: Contractual...
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Produced in partnership with Zainab Hodgson of CMS 19th May
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Default judgment—requirement to set aside promptly under CPR 13.3This Practice Note considers the requirement under CPR 13.3(2) for the defendant to...
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[insert name and address of claimant or claimant’s legal representative][insert date]Without prejudice—save as to costsDear [insert organisation...
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Produced in partnership with David Juckes, Barrister of Hailsham Chambers 19th May
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Can Form N181 (directions questionnaire) be signed by way of electronic signature and, if so, will the court accept an electronic signature as...
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19th May
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Fixed costs—money claimsTypes of claimsThese types of claims fall into two categories which are set out in CPR 45.1(2)(a) and (b): •CPR...
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19th May
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Witness summonsWhere a party to proceedings wishes to compel a witness to attend court or produce documents to the court, they may consider using a...
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19th May
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Costs budgeting—completing Precedent H (costs budget)On 1 October 2020, changes to both section II of CPR 3 and CPR PD 3E dealing with costs budgeting...
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19th May
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Contract interpretation—terms implied by lawExpress and implied contractual terms distinguishedContractual terms may be either express or...
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19th May
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The tort of procuring a breach of contractAs set out in The economic torts—overview, the law makes provision to protect a person’s trade or business...
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19th May
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Documents to be served on the defendantThis Practice Note sets out the documents that need to be served on the defendant alongside the claim form in...
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19th May
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Service of the claim form in the jurisdiction—deemed service (CPR 6.14)This Practice Note considers what is meant by the phrase ‘deemed service’ in...
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DeepfakesThis 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 16th Sep
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When can you recover loss of profits for reputational harm? If you can recover loss of profits for reputational harm, how does the court calculate...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 13th Sep
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Precedent instructions or brief to counsel[IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE[BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS [OF ENGLAND AND WALES OR IN [insert...
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9th Sep
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Image rights—protection, exploitation and taxationAs of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with...
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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 8th Sep
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Defamation and social mediaThe internet and, in particular, social media is a high risk area for defamation litigation. Content posted on blogs,...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 8th Sep
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Pre-Action Protocol on Media and Communications ClaimsThis Practice Note provides guidance upon the application of the Pre-Action Protocol on Media...
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Produced in partnership with David Hirst of 5RB 8th Sep
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Notice and take-down letter—defamationAddress of Website OperatorDear [insert organisation name]Notice and take-down letterWe act for [insert client...
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16th Aug
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Particulars of claim (defamation)Claim No.: HQ [insert number]IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICEQUEEN’S BENCH DIVISIONROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICEMEDIA AND...
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Produced in partnership with David Hirst of 5RB 10th Aug
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Defence (defamation)Claim No.: HQ [insert claim number]IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICEQUEEN'S BENCH DIVISIONROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICEMEDIA AND...
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10th Aug
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Defamation—training materialsThese training materials consist of template PowerPoint slides that can be used as the basis of one or more training...
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10th Aug
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Final Order (defamation)Claim No.: HQ [insert claim number]IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICEQUEEN’S BENCH DIVISIONROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICEMEDIA AND...
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10th Aug
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Reply (defamation)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 10th Aug
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Defamation and malicious falsehood—publicationThis Practice Note examines the role of publication in an action for defamation or malicious falsehood....
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 9th Aug
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Do you have a letter of claim (cease and desist) letter for slander damaging professional reputation?We do not have a Precedent letter of claim which...
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31st Jul
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What guidance is there on the calculation of damages for loss of reputation?The following Practice Notes set out guidance on the assessment of damages...
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31st Jul
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Is there a risk of a claim for defamation being made against a company as a result of statements made at a company meeting? What defences are...
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Produced in partnership with Joshua Marshall of Fieldfisher 31st Jul
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DefamationThe tort of defamation is governed by a mixture of statute and common law. The relevant statutory law is contained in:•the Defamation Act...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 31st Jul
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What are the risks of an organisation keeping an internal list of blacklisted companies and/or individuals with whom it does not wish to do business...
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