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What are proprietary remedies?General principlesA proprietary remedy is one which attaches to specific property (as opposed to a ‘personal remedy’ ie...
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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
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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 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 which courts have...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note discusses contractual estoppel as it has evolved from the decision in Peekay v ANZ Banking Group. For a summary of the key...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Macklam of Radcliffe Chambers 12th Jan
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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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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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What is a notice to admit facts?Put simply a notice requests the other side to admit facts in the case. The aim of such a notice is to save time, and...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers what damages may be available as remedy for claims in tort, including negligence claims.For general guidance on damages,...
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Produced in partnership with Lina Mattsson of Hardwicke Chambers 12th Jan
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When is a contract a void contract?A void contract is one that is wholly lacking in legal effect. A contract will be void where:•the parties contract...
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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 financial loss (pecuniary loss), ie...
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Produced in partnership with Zainab Hodgson and Kavidha Clare of CMS 12th Jan
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This Practice Note examines the doctrine of consideration and the key role it plays in English law in determining whether a contract is enforceable.A...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers proprietary estoppel from a generic standpoint.For industry specific guidance on proprietary estoppel, see Practice...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Macklam of Radcliffe Chambers 12th Jan
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An intention to create legal relations is requiredThere are various situations in which a court will hold that an agreement is not binding because,...
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9th Nov
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There may be times when, rather than assigning the benefit of an agreement to a third party, the original parties wish instead to end their...
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Produced in partnership with Jon Chapman of Clarkslegal LLP 12th Jan
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For guidance on the basic features of the doctrine of estoppel and the different classifications it has been subject to, see Practice Note:...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Macklam of Radcliffe Chambers 12th Jan

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Retained EU law is a concept introduced by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A 2018), as amended, in connection with Brexit, creating a...
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4th May
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law. It provides an overview of the key definitions and concepts with reference to the...
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Produced in partnership with Dr. Kieran Laird of Gowling WLG 29th Apr
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The EU’s unique institutional frameworkThe European Union is a supranational polity, and is neither a country nor a federation like the United States...
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29th Apr
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Judicial bodies of the Court of Justice of the European UnionThe Court of Justice of the European Union (sometimes referred to as the CJEU) consists...
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Produced in partnership with Dr Alexander Türk, Professor of Law of King’s College London 27th Apr
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Introduction to the EU legal systemThe EU legal system is sui generis—there is no other legal system it can be compared to, though it draws elements...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 19th Apr
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This Practice Note provides background reading on the key forms and principles of EU law and legislation, examining the impact of Brexit on EU-derived...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner of Head of Legal 8th Apr
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Membership of the European Union has steadily grown since its founding members formed the European Coal and Steel Community in 1952, followed by the...
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7th Apr
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This Practice Note provides a brief description of the Court of Justice of the European Union and provides a list of links for further information....
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7th Apr
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The European Commission comprises 27 Commissioners, one from each Member State, including the President, Vice-Presidents and the High Representative...
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7th Apr
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The EFTA Court has jurisdiction in relation to EFTA states which are parties to the European Economic Area agreement. The EEA states are the 27 EU...
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7th Apr
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The Council of the European Union is comprised of ministers from each Member State. It is presided over by each Member State for a period of six...
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7th Apr
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The European Council is comprised by the heads of state or government of the Member States of the EU, the European Council President and the President...
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7th Apr
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You can access the official directory of the EU online via the following link: EU Whoiswho. This directory allows you to search by person, entity or...
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7th Apr
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The European Parliament is one of the EU institutions, which exercises legislative powers. Its responsibilities include:•debating and passing laws...
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7th Apr

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