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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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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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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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[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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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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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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20th Aug
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Litigant in person costs—costs management and budgetingCost managementThe overriding objective makes it clear that the court, so far as is...
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19th Aug
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Costs and proportionalityRationale for the proportionality provisionsThe key rationale for the changes was set out in the Jackson Final Report as...
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19th Aug
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Supreme Court—costs, fees and fundingCoronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by...
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19th Aug
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Costs sanctions for refusal to mediateThis Practice Note addresses the court’s power to encourage resolution through the ADR mechanism of mediation....
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19th Aug
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Costs proportionality—illustrative decisionsThis Tracker lists a number of decisions in which the court has considered issues of proportionality since...
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19th Aug
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Human rights and costs recovery in publication and privacy proceedings [Archived]This Practice Note has been archived as is not maintained. Recovery...
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19th Aug
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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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19th Aug
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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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19th Aug
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Costs-only proceedings (Part 8)This Practice Note explains costs only proceedings which are brought as Part 8 claims and are used to obtain a court...
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19th Aug
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Cost orders—the general rule and the court's discretionThis Practice Note looks at costs judges’ discretion to make costs orders (CPR 44 and its...
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19th Aug
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How the court assesses costs (prior to April 2013) [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note is based on provisions revoked on 1 April 2013. It is...
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19th Aug
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Costs orders—payment and enforcementThis Practice Note deals with provisions for the payment of costs orders. It considers the differences depending...
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Produced in partnership with David Willink of Lamb Chambers 18th Aug
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Costs glossaryThis glossary provides:•all the costs terms within the CPR glossary and provides an explanation of their use•all the terms defined in...
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18th Aug
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Pro bono costs—Unlock funds for justiceOutlineWhat are pro bono costs?•Pro bono costs are like ordinary legal costs, but where a party was represented...
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18th Aug
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Disbursements—costs recoveryThis Practice Note considers the recovery of disbursements expended during proceedings. It explains what a disbursement is...
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Produced in partnership with Alice Nash of Hailsham Chambers 18th Aug
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Does a defendant have to pay fixed commencement costs and the issue fee if the debt is paid between the issue and service of proceedings?Once...
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18th Aug
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Are there any time limits in respect of issuing Part 8 proceedings following delivery of bill of costs on the defendants?Time limits for the...
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Produced in partnership with David Sawtell of 39 Essex Chambers 18th Aug
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When an application for the registration of a foreign judgment before the High Court is made under the Lugano Convention, is it possible to recover...
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