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Issue estoppel is a sub-species of the res judicata doctrine (see Practice Note: The doctrine of res judicata). In addition to the general key...
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This Practice Note considers the different categories of contractual damages that may be available for financial loss (pecuniary loss), ie...
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A guide to specific terminology used in this Practice Note is provided—see below.What is a derivative claim?A derivative claim (or derivative action)...
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This Practice Note considers tortious liability issues where more than one party is responsible for the damage suffered by the claimant.It considers...
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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 default judgment. For...
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9th Nov
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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
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This Practice Note sets out the considerations when seeking to file a defence.For guidance on drafting a defence, see Practice Notes: Drafting the...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers the jurisdiction for obtaining interim and final charging orders as provided for in the (amended) CPR 73 and CPR PD 73 in...
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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day ie Friday 31 January 2020 has implications for practitioners in a number of areas covered in this...
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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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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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Note: this Practice Note deals with the preparation of bundles for trial. For information on preparing bundles for interim applications, see Practice...
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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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DefinitionsThe following definitions are used in this Practice Note:•interest—this is an additional award made to the winning party to effectively...
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This Practice Note explains the without prejudice rule (WP rule) which affects the admissibility of evidence relating to genuine settlement...
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In conducting the research for this Q&A, we have focused on amending statements of case and on mistake in contract.Amending a statement of caseCPR...
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18th Jan
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The termination of a contract by reason of one party’s breach of contract arises as follows:•one party to the contract is in breach of contract•the...
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18th Jan
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This Practice Note provides a step-by-step process for analysing and invoking a force majeure clause. It must be read in conjunction with Practice...
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18th Jan
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Frustration is a doctrine in English law comprising a common law right to terminate a contract where a frustrating event occurs after the contract...
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18th Jan
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When is a contract a void contract?A void contract is one that is wholly lacking in legal effect. A contract will be void where:•the parties contract...
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18th Jan
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This Practice Note provides guidance on drafting a notice of breach of contract identifies the key instances for when a breach notice may be...
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18th Jan
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Whether or not reliance on a force majeure clause will be successful depends on the precise wording of the clause and the commercial context of and...
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18th Jan
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18th Jan
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What is rescission of a contract?The remedy of rescission is available to a party whose consent, in entering into a contract, has been invalidated in...
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18th Jan
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A contract may be wholly discharged by agreement as follows:•where one party releases the other from its obligations by deed (release)•the parties...
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18th 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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18th Jan
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This Practice Note on frustration provides a practical guide when considering whether an unforeseen event may be considered to have frustrated an...
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18th Jan
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NOTE: due to length of this Practice Note it is adviseable not to print the Practice Note but to use ctrl+f to search its contents.The general...
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18th Jan
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This Practice Note on drafting a contract termination notice and an accompanying without prejudice offer letter to settle any claim arising out of the...
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18th Jan
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From 13 June 2014, the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 replace the Consumer Protection...
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15th Jan
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This Practice Note provides an overview of contract expiry and of the different causes of termination and ways to discharge a contract, including...
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15th Jan
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This Practice Note considers the legal concept of mistake in contract law. It examines common mistake, mutual mistake, unilateral mistake, mistake as...
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15th Jan
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IntroductionAs commercial lawyers, we are used to being instructed to advise in connection with the formation of a commercial relationship. Even if,...
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15th Jan
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While a force majeure certificate from China could not bind the English courts in their determination of whether such an event had occurred for the...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Colbey of Lamb Chambers 8th Jan

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