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This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
A guide to specific terminology used in this Practice Note is provided—see below section titled ‘Key terms encountered when applying for a winding-up...
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Produced in partnership with Mark Hubbard of New Square Chambers 9th Nov
Practice notes
CPR 46.5(4) sets out how the costs will be calculated and this is either by reference to:•proven financial loss, or•the amount for the time reasonably...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
The termination of a contract by reason of one party’s breach of contract arises as follows:•one party to the contract is in breach of contract•the...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
This Practice Note identifies what can be transferred when assigning a contract and how to effect a valid assignment of a contract. For guidance on...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers the position on interdict and interim interdict in Scotland. For guidance on:•some other forms of relief in Scottish...
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Produced in partnership with Jim Cormack of Pinsent Masons 9th Nov
Practice notes
The default costs certificate procedure is not available in solicitor/client assessments (CPR PD 46, para 6.8).What is a default costs certificate?A...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers the different categories of contractual damages that may be available for non-financial loss (non-pecuniary loss), ie...
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Produced in partnership with Zainab Hodgson and Kavidha Clare of CMS 9th Nov
Precedents
Claim No. [insert claim number][IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE[BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS [OF ENGLAND AND WALES OR IN [insert location]]][Specify...
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Produced in partnership with Leigh Callaway of Fladgate 9th Nov
Practice notes
BackgroundThe limitation period for an action founded on tort is six years from the date on which the cause of action accrued pursuant to section 2 of...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note provides guidance on claiming interest on judgment debts. For information on claiming interest when issuing a claim, see Practice...
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9th Nov
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As observed by Coulson J in Russell v Stone, ‘standstill agreements have become much more common than they ever used to be’ and yet, as that case...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day, ie Friday 31 January 2020, has implications for practitioners considering applicable law. For...
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9th Nov
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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day ie Friday 31 January 2020 has implications for practitioners when dealing with disclosure...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
This Practice Note considers the standard of proof in civil claims based on the defendant’s alleged fraud. It considers the test for dishonesty (per...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers the requirement for the representor both to have intended to and actually to have induced the representee, by their...
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Produced in partnership with Charles Spragge of Druces 9th Nov

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STOP PRESS: From 6 April 2017, the Insolvency Rules 1986, SI 1986/1925 were revoked and replaced by the Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016 (IR...
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29th Nov
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The costs of the detailed assessment proceedingsThe costs of detailed assessment proceedings will usually be summarily assessed at the conclusion of...
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28th Nov
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As explained in our Practice Note: Recovery of costs, solicitor’s rights, and non-statutory assessments, in the section entitled ‘Recovery of costs,...
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28th Nov
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There are three different scenarios in which this question may arise, being:•where a firm of solicitors recovers the debt through litigation without...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Bagnall of Total Legal Solutions 28th Nov
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Until recently the position was that such costs were not to be included when determining whether the costs assessment had decreased the costs or not...
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28th Nov
Q&As
Reimbursement of additional costs resulting from death or incapacity of presiding judgeUnder the Administration of Justice Act 1985 (AJA 1985),...
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28th Nov
Precedents
UPON THE APPLICATION OF THE [PARTY][the parties and their representatives who attended]AND UPON HEARINGAND UPON READING the documents on the court...
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28th Nov
Practice notes
This Practice Note covers statutory assessment of solicitor and client costs. A solicitor, their client and other persons can seek an assessment of...
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Produced in partnership with 4 New Square 18th Nov
Practice notes
The provisions relating to the assessment of solicitors' costs are in CPR 46 and CPR PD 46, para 6.1 onwards.All references to the Solicitors Act 1974...
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23rd Oct
Practice notes
This Practice Note provides a list of costs precedents with links through to the precedents in PDF or Word format. It covers costs budgets (precedent...
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9th Oct
Q&As
Conduct issuesPractice Note: Client care letters and TOB—regulatory requirements 2011 [Archived] explains that there is very little information that...
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29th Sep
Practice notes
When is delivery of a bill sought?Delivery of a bill is generally sought in one of two circumstances:•the solicitor seeks to retain monies on account...
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27th Sep
Practice notes
BackgroundThe terms 'bill' and 'invoice' are often used interchangeably. In this Practice Note the term 'bill' is used.A 'statute bill' is a bill...
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26th Sep
Practice notes
ReferencesThe Solicitors Act 1974 is referred to as the SA 1974 in this Practice Note.The terms 'bill' and 'invoice' are often used interchangeably....
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26th Sep
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ReferencesThe Solicitors Act 1974 is referred to as the SA 1974 in this Practice Note.Can a solicitor recover fees?Whether a solicitor can recover...
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26th Sep

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