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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
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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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19th May

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Where a claimant makes a Part 36 offer and the judgment is ‘at least as advantageous’ as the offer, are costs budgets relevant when determining the...
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1st Aug
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What is the time for filing a costs budget in a case involving a non-monetary claim? Does it fall under CPR 3.13(1)(a) or CPR 3.13(1)(b)?This Q&A...
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Produced in partnership with James Tunley of Lamb Chambers 1st Aug
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How is Precedent H completed for costs to cover the costs of a pre-issue application for an injunction and the costs of dealing with an application...
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1st Aug
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Is there a requirement to file a Precedent H form when filing the directions questionnaire for a fast track matter?The key provision is set out in CPR...
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1st Aug
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In a case where the costs are over £25k but value of the claim and counterclaim combined are less than £50k do I need to file only the front page of...
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1st Aug
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When should I file my Precedent H where there is no direction and no case management conference?Are you covered by the costs budgeting regime?First...
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1st Aug
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The other side want us to agree an increase to their costs budget for their incurred costs. What is the correct approach given we think these are...
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1st Aug
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Where a claim is less than £50,000 what are filing rules under the CPR?When does the costs budget need to be filed?CPR 3.13 sets out the date for...
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1st Aug
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Where the court has ordered the defendant to pay the costs of an application, to be summarily assessed, do these costs need to be added into the costs...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Bagnall of Total Legal Solutions 31st Jul
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If a costs budget is filed one day late do the sanctions in CPR 3.14 apply?The position is that a failure to file a costs budget (Precedent H) on time...
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31st Jul
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Does a hearing bundle need to be filed for a multi-track costs case management conference? What documents need to be filed for a multi-track costs...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Bagnall of Total Legal Solutions 31st Jul
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In a costs budget, how should I deal with costs that have already been summarily assessed?This Q&A considers how are costs that have already been...
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Produced in partnership with James Tunley of Lamb Chambers 31st Jul
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The defendant has failed to file a budget discussion report when one is required. Is the defendant taken to agree to the claimant's budget in full or...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 31st Jul
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At what stage in proceedings do parties have to agree their costs budgets?The parties are required to set out agreement/disagreement in a costs budget...
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31st Jul
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Can a party restricted by CPR 3.14 still make a claim for costs up to the date of the Costs CMC?The short answer is that a party cannot make a claim...
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31st Jul

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