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Express and implied contractual terms distinguishedContractual terms may be either express or implied:•express terms—are terms which are actually...
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9th Nov
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Private nuisance—what situations can give rise to a claim?Private nuisance normally involves interference with the claimant’s enjoyment of their land,...
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Produced in partnership with Professor Richard A Buckley 12th Jan
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This Practice Note considers fixed costs under Part 45 of the Civil Procedure Rules. For detailed guidance on capped costs in the Business and...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers one of the first questions to ask when faced with a prospective claim in negligence—whether or not a duty of care exists...
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Produced in partnership with Professor Richard A Buckley 12th Jan
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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
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This Practice Note sets out the considerations when seeking to file a defence.For guidance on drafting a defence, see Practice Notes: Drafting the...
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9th Nov
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[insert name and address of defendant or defendant'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 12th Jan
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This Practice Note considers in detail when damages for loss of a chance (loss of an opportunity damages) may be recoverable, with reference to the...
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Produced in partnership with Anneliese Day QC and Christopher Knowles of Fountain Court Chambers 12th Jan
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This Practice Note covers fixed trial costs in the fast track. These are costs the court may award as costs of the advocate preparing and appearing at...
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9th Nov
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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 sets out when and how an innocent party can rescind a contract for misrepresentation, why they would wish to do so and when...
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Produced in partnership with Charles Spragge of Druces 12th Jan
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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day ie Friday 31 January 2020 has implications for practitioners considering the use of ADR as it may...
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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 considering security for costs. For...
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9th Nov
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What is an interim costs certificate?An interim certificate is a certificate ordered by the court at any time after the receiving party has filed a...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note on Part 36 offers considers what happens when a Part 36 offer is responded to with a counter-offer, whether made under Part 36 or...
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Produced in partnership with Jake Coleman of Hailsham Chambers 12th Jan
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What is discontinuance?Discontinuance is the means by which a claimant can bring all or part of the proceedings it has instigated to an end by serving...
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9th Nov

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This Practice Note highlights key issues for solicitors arising out of the CCR 2013 in relation to costs and funding. The Practice Note is intended to...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Innes of 4 New Square and Lucy McCormack at Henderson Chambers 9th Apr
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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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9th Apr
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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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Produced in partnership with 4 New Square 8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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Produced in partnership with 4 New Square 8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note is based on provisions revoked on 1 April 2013. It is archived and therefore for historical purposes only.Codes of...
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8th Apr
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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 8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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This Practice Note considers interim bills used to recover solicitors costs from their clients. The Practice Note explains what is meant by an interim...
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Produced in partnership with 4 New Square 8th Apr
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This Practice Note explains the special provisions that pertain to VAT in relation to costs that are the subject of either summary or detailed...
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20th Mar
Q&As
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 11th Feb
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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7th Dec
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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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