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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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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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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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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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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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In what circumstances is a receiving party able to claim for the time spent in receiving letters/emails from the paying party and the client?The costs...
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1st Aug
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Is a litigation friend regarded as the client in proceedings such that they are liable for disbursements incurred due to their failure to attend a...
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1st Aug
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Are there any Court of Appeal decisions which specifically state there is no ‘absolute duty’ on a party to mitigate costs?We refer you to the...
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1st Aug
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In what circumstances can a solicitor charge for preparing a file note and can the solicitor claim that from the paying party in litigation?For the...
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1st Aug
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What is the hourly rate that can be put in a costs application where the receiving party is a local authority and the solicitor and client rate is...
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31st Jul
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Can a defendant recover their costs of a successful strike out application in a small claims track case or is it necessary to demonstrate that there...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 31st Jul
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In a small claims track case, if the claimant applies to amend its particulars of claim does the claimant have to pay the defendant's costs? Would it...
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Where costs only proceedings are brought under CPR 46.14 and the costs claimed are within the small claims threshold, can the CPR 46.14 claimant...
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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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Counsel’s fees—costs recoveryIt is settled law that a barrister’s fees are recoverable as disbursements, irrespective of whether the work could have...
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Produced in partnership with Alice Nash of Hailsham Chambers 31st Jul
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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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31st Jul
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Litigant in person costs—financial loss and hourly ratesCPR 46.5(4) sets out how the costs will be calculated and this is either by reference...
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31st Jul
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Indemnity costs (prior to April 2013) [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note is based on provisions revoked on 1 April 2013. It is therefore for...
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31st Jul
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Hourly rates (prior to April 2013) [Archived]Archived: This Practice Note is based on provisions revoked on 1 April 2013. It is therefore for...
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31st Jul
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Jackson reforms one year on—proportionality [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is for historical purposes only.To assist...
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31st Jul
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Costs implementation lectures [Archived]Archived: This Practice Note has been archived and is for historical purposes only.Lord Rupert Jackson and...
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30th Jul
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Summary judgment applications—costs recoveryClaimant is successful—fixed costsWhat is the fixed costs regime?The fixed costs regime is set out in CPR...
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