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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
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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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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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Guide to the Council of the European UnionThe Council of the European Union is comprised of ministers from each Member State. It is presided over by...
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19th Aug
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European Free Trade Association Court of JusticeThe EFTA Court has jurisdiction in relation to EFTA states which are parties to the European Economic...
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19th Aug
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Guide to the Court of Justice of the European UnionThis Practice Note provides a brief description of the Court of Justice of the European Union and...
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19th Aug
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Retained EU law—quick guideRetained EU law is a concept introduced by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A 2018), as amended, in...
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12th Aug
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The status of EU law in the UK after Brexit This Practice Note provides background reading on the key forms and principles of EU law and legislation,...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner of LexisNexis 12th Aug
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Introduction to retained EU lawThis Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law. It provides an overview of the key definitions and...
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Produced in partnership with Dr. Kieran Laird of Gowling WLG 12th Aug
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Overview of the EU legal systemIntroduction to the EU legal systemThe EU legal system is sui generis—there is no other legal system it can be compared...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 31st Jul
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Structure and functions of EU institutions and bodiesThe EU’s unique institutional frameworkThe European Union is a supranational polity, and is...
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31st Jul
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Introduction to the Court of Justice of the European UnionJudicial bodies of the Court of Justice of the European UnionThe Court of Justice of the...
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Produced in partnership with Professor Alexander Türk of King’s College London 31st Jul
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Guide to the European CouncilThe European Council is comprised by the heads of state or government of the Member States of the EU, the European...
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31st Jul
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Guide to the European ParliamentThe European Parliament is one of the EU institutions, which exercises legislative powers. Its responsibilities...
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31st Jul
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Useful contact details for the European UnionYou can access the official directory of the EU online via the following link: EU Whoiswho. This...
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31st Jul
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List of EU member states and official languagesMembership of the European Union has steadily grown since its founding members formed the European Coal...
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30th Jul
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Guide to the European CommissionThe European Commission comprises 27 Commissioners, one from each Member State, including the President,...
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