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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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Third party rights—the common law doctrine of privity of contractThis Practice Note discusses the common law doctrine of privity of contract; the...
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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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19th May
Precedents
[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
Q&As
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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19th May

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Costs budgeting—courts' approachOn 1 October 2020, changes to both section II of CPR 3 and CPR PD 3E dealing with costs budgeting came into force...
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23rd Sep
Q&As
Is there a fee for filing a pre-trial checklist? In the fast track when do you have to file a costs estimate and what costs are recoverable under...
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23rd Sep
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When dealing with fast track claims, the trial costs are subject to a fixed costs regime. Are all the other costs incurred in the proceedings...
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23rd Sep
Q&As
When dealing with costs in a consent order does the order have to stipulate who the paying party will be?This Q&A assumes that none of the parties are...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Bagnall of Total Legal Solutions 23rd Sep
Q&As
Is it possible to ask a judge to make an order that if reduced on the basis of reasonableness, our costs should not then be reduced again by reference...
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23rd Sep
Q&As
Can you claim the cost of an expert report you have not served because the case has now settled, but was reasonably obtained?It is easy to see why...
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Produced in partnership with Daniel Gill of Clarke Willmott LLP 23rd Sep
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Costs—recovery of costs under contractual clausesCourt’s discretionThe general position in relation to the court dealing with the issue of costs is...
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23rd Sep
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Pre-action—costs recoveryPre-action costs—what are they?Prior to the commencement of litigation, parties may incur considerable costs for...
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23rd Sep
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Costs and the indemnity principleThis Practice Note explains the indemnity principle as applied when seeking to recover costs in proceedings. The...
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23rd Sep
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Guideline hourly ratesStop press: the Guideline Hourly Rates are in the process of being updated and new rates and guidance are due to be applied from...
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23rd Sep
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General rules about costs—Jackson Reforms [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is for historical purposes only.CPR...
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23rd Sep
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Costs assessment—basis of assessmentThis Practice Note explains the different basis on which the courts can assess costs, being the standard basis,...
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23rd Sep
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Tracker—review of guideline hourly rates in civil litigationThis Tracker considers the review of the Guideline Hourly Rates (GHRs). GHR are rates the...
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23rd Sep
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Indemnity costs orders—principlesThis Practice Note considers orders for costs determined on an indemnity basis (indemnity costs orders). A court may...
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23rd Sep
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Costs of discontinuing a claim—the general ruleWhat is discontinuance?Discontinuance is the means by which a claimant can bring all or part of the...
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23rd Sep
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Client assessment of solicitor's costs—procedureThe provisions relating to the assessment of solicitors' costs are in CPR 46 and CPR PD 46, para 6.1...
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22nd Sep
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Summary assessment bill of costs—pilot schemeThis Practice Note summarises the background to and detail of the statement of costs for summary...
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21st Sep
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Interim applications—costs recoveryThis Practice Note highlights that such costs are not recoverable as of right and identifies issues to be...
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20th Sep
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Costs consequences of refusing to mediate—key and illustrative decisionsThis Practice Note summarises the key decisions illustrating the court’s...
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20th Sep
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VAT on costsThis Practice Note explains the special provisions that pertain to VAT in relation to costs that are the subject of either summary or...
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Produced in partnership with Hartley Foster of Addington Chambers 17th Sep

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