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Costs order—what happens when no order is made?The general rule—no costs recoveryThe general rule is that where a court order does not make any...
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19th May
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Fixed costs—what are they?This Practice Note considers fixed costs under Part 45 of the Civil Procedure Rules. For detailed guidance on capped costs...
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19th May
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Professional negligence claims—the pre-action protocolThis Practice Note sets out the position according to the Pre-Action Protocol for Professional...
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Produced in partnership with Steven O'Sullivan 19th May
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Privilege—joint and common interest privilegeThis Practice Note considers the concepts of joint privilege (being joint retainer or joint interest...
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19th May
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Strike out applications—what, who and whenCoronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected...
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19th May
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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 security for costs. For...
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19th May
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Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE)This Practice Note explains what early neutral evaluation (ENE) is. It provides guidance on the interpretation and...
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19th May
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Disclosure—standard disclosure and the reasonable searchThis Practice Note provides guidance on conducting a reasonable search for standard disclosure...
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19th May
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Norwich Pharmacal orders (NPOs)Coronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by...
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19th May
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Default judgment—general principles for setting asideWhere the claimant has already obtained a default judgment, the defendant may still wish to...
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19th May
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Loss of chance damagesThis Practice Note considers in detail when damages for loss of a chance (loss of an opportunity damages) may be recoverable,...
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Produced in partnership with Anneliese Day QC and Christopher Knowles of Fountain Court Chambers 19th May
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Limitation—latent damageBackgroundThe limitation period for an action founded on tort is six years from the date on which the cause of action accrued...
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19th May
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Business and Property CourtsCoronavirus (COVID-19)The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures...
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19th May
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Part 36 offers—counter-offersThis Practice Note on Part 36 offers considers what happens when a Part 36 offer is responded to with a counter-offer,...
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Produced in partnership with Jake Coleman of Hailsham Chambers 19th May
Q&As
If a third party is added to proceedings as a part 20 defendant by the original defendant, is the third party automatically added as a party or does...
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19th May
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Extended civil restraint ordersThis Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Note: Civil restraint orders which deals with general...
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19th May

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How are damages calculated in a professional negligence claim where there are multiple defendants?The standard of care in professional negligence...
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5th Jun
Q&As
How, in summary, does the loss of a chance approach work?This Q&A should be read in conjunction with Practice Note: Loss of chance damages.Loss of...
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5th Jun
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What is the court fee for issuing professional negligence proceedings against solicitors where the remedy is an indemnity in relation to costs that...
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5th Jun
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The remedy of damages—general principlesWhat are damages?The term ‘damages’ refers to any amount of money awarded by a court in order to compensate a...
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5th Jun
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Who can be parties to a professional negligence claim?It is not just clients who may be able to bring a claim in negligence against their professional...
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5th Jun
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Professional negligence claims—pre-action protocol—claimant issuesThis Practice Note considers the Pre-Action Protocol for Professional Negligence...
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Produced in partnership with Steven O'Sullivan 5th Jun
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Professional negligence claims—pre-action protocol—defendant issuesThis Practice Note considers the Pre-Action Protocol for Professional Negligence...
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Produced in partnership with Steven O'Sullivan 5th Jun
Precedents
Preliminary notice of claim—against broker for breach of contract and, or alternatively, negligence in arranging or failing to arrange insurance...
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5th Jun
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Preliminary notice of claim—against an accountant for breach of contract and, or alternatively, negligence in preparing accounts[ON THE HEADED...
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5th Jun
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Preliminary notice of claim—against an accountant for failed tax avoidance scheme[ON THE HEADED NOTEPAPER OF CLAIMANT’S SOLICITORS]FAO [MANAGING...
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5th Jun
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Letter of claim—against a surveyor for breach of contract and, or alternatively, negligence in producing a valuation[ON THE HEADED NOTEPAPER OF...
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5th Jun
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Preliminary notice of claim—against surveyor for breach of contract and, or alternatively, negligence in providing property valuation[ON THE HEADED...
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5th Jun
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Preliminary notice of claim—against barrister for negligence[ON THE HEADED NOTEPAPER OF CLAIMANT’S SOLICITORS]FAO [[HEAD OF BARRISTERS CHAMBERS]][NAME...
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5th Jun
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Letter of claim—against a broker for breach of contract and, or alternatively, negligence in arranging or failing to arrange insurance cover[ON THE...
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5th Jun
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Letter of claim—against a solicitor for breach of contract and, or in the alternative, negligence[ON THE HEADED NOTEPAPER OF THE CLAIMANT’S...
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5th Jun
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Preliminary notice of claim—negligent misstatement by accountant[ON THE HEADED NOTEPAPER OF CLAIMANT’S SOLICITORS]FAO [MANAGING PARTNER][NAME OF...
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5th Jun
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Letter of claim in respect of proposed proceedings against a barrister for negligence[ON THE HEADED NOTEPAPER OF CLAIMANT’S SOLICITORS]FAO [HEAD OF...
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5th Jun
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pre-action-protocol'>Construction Pre-Action Protocol letter of claim—professional negligence claim against architect or engineer[ON THE HEADED...
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5th Jun
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Letter of claim—against an investment advisor for breach of contract and, or in the alternative, negligence in providing investment advice[ON THE...
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5th Jun

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