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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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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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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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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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Contract interpretation—terms implied by lawExpress and implied contractual terms distinguishedContractual terms may be either express or...
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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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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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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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Costs orders—availability of set-offThis Practice Note considers the circumstances in which a court may exercise its discretion to order set-off so as...
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18th Aug
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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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18th Aug
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Forthwith orders—costs prior to end of proceedingsThe general rule for detailed assessmentThe general rule for when detailed assessment is to take...
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18th Aug
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Costs orders—children, protected parties and litigation friendsThis Practice Note considers the recovery of costs in proceedings involving a child or...
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18th Aug
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Where a costs order is made on a joint and several liability basis against multiple defendants, how should that costs order be paid? Each defendant...
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Produced in partnership with Jonathan Edwards of Radcliffe Chambers 18th Aug
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In a court application can a defendant company claim their costs if not legally represented?The issue in this question is whether the defendant, as a...
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18th Aug
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Does the court in England have power to order that the solicitor for one party (party A) pay the costs of the other party (party B) if the solicitor...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Bagnall of Total Legal Solutions 18th Aug
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Do you have any guidance on non-party costs orders?The court has a discretion to make a non-party costs order (NPCO) under under section 51 of the...
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18th Aug
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If previous solicitors have handed over matter papers without any request from me, do I need to provide an undertaking as to costs?This Q&A refers to...
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18th Aug
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Can I appeal a costs order given by a recorder in a civil case in the County Court where permission to appeal was not sought at the hearing? Which...
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18th Aug
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When can you obtain a charging order to secure a costs judgment? Can you seek to enforce a debt by way of simultaneously seeking a charging order and...
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18th Aug
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Where some co-defendants have failed to comply with a costs order to pay costs to the first defendant, what is the correct procedure to recover the...
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Produced in partnership with Jonathan Edwards of Radcliffe Chambers 18th Aug
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Issuing a claim form—what are the costs consequences for a claimant?The court has jurisdiction to make orders as to 'costs of and incidental to the...
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18th Aug
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Where a claimant is funded by a third party interested in the outcome of the litigation, are the costs paid by the third party recoverable from the...
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18th Aug
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Where a debt is pursued for £16K what costs are recoverable on the small and fast tracks (including hourly rates) and what information do you have on...
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18th Aug
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Is there any authority for a court purporting to make a costs order in instalments?Statutory provisionsSection 71 of the County Courts Act 1984 (CCA...
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