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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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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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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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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
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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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Costs orders—debarring orders where there has been a failure to payRationale for enforcing an interim costs orderIt is important that the courts have...
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10th Aug
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Costs orders—effect of conduct and misconductThis Practice Note looks at the effect of a party’s conduct on both the type of costs order a court will...
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5th Aug
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Issues-based costs orders—illustrative decisionsThis Tracker provides examples of costs judgments where either the court has made an issues-based...
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3rd Aug
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Issues-based costs ordersThis Practice Note considers issues-based costs orders under CPR 44.2(6)(f). Note that prior to 1 October 2013, the relevant...
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3rd Aug
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What is the difference between a Bullock and Sanderson order? Would either of the orders allow a leaseholder to recover costs incurred by a mortgage...
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Produced in partnership with Jon Lord of Civil & Commercial 1st Aug
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Can I claim exchange rate losses as part of my costs?The basic rule is that a successful party is entitled to their costs on the standard basis. This...
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1st Aug
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What are my options when the other side fails to pay costs within 14 days?The requirement to pay costs within 14 days is set out in CPR 44.7. This...
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1st Aug
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In repossession proceedings, can a mortagee obtain costs where there is no reference to costs in the possession order?A mortgagee's right to costs...
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1st Aug
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What is the process for seeking costs against a claimant who has had a claim struck out for non-payment of trial fees?The basis of the ability to...
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1st Aug
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Do I have to pay a third party intervener's costs if I withdraw an application by consent to utilise funds within the scope of a freezing order which...
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1st Aug
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How do I enforce a costs order? Practice Note: Costs orders—payment and enforcement sets out how and when costs orders can be enforced, as well as the...
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1st Aug
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Can I obtain a charging order to secure a costs judgment? What is the process and is permission to issue a charging order application required?A...
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1st Aug
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What costs will be ordered if an application to set aside default judgment is successful?What costs order will be made depends very much on the...
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31st Jul
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Where proceedings are issued with two claimants, one with a claim valued at less than £2,000 and one with a claim valued at over £25,000 how would the...
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31st Jul
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We have received an interim payment of costs from the other party. Can it be used to clear an unpaid invoice or do we have to wait until the final...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 31st Jul
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Where a payment on account costs order is made, can the paying party seek to rely on an agreement containing a right of set-off which was not part of...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas J Browne of Just Costs 31st Jul
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Proportionate costs orders—illustrative decisionsThe following judgments provide examples of where the court considered the issue of proportionate...
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31st Jul
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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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31st Jul

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