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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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23rd Oct
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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 determining whether a claim form...
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21st Oct
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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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20th Oct
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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 1st Oct
Practice notes
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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30th Sep
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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day ie Friday 31 January 2020 has implications for practitioners dealing with provisions in the CPR...
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28th Sep
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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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26th Sep
Practice notes
This Practice Note looks at loss of privilege in civil litigation in the context of legal professional privilege (LPP) and in particular considers the...
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26th Sep
Practice notes
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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26th Sep
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This Practice Note is a useful guide when considering whether you can amend a claim form, amend a defence or amend a different form of...
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25th Sep
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What is a res judicata?A res judicata is a decision given by a judge or tribunal with jurisdiction over the cause of action and the parties, which...
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25th Sep
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What are damages?The term ‘damages’ refers to any amount of money awarded by a court in order to compensate a claimant who has suffered loss or damage...
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25th Sep
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What is rescission of a contract?The remedy of rescission is available to a party whose consent, in entering into a contract, has been invalidated in...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note considers the general principles, meaning and rationale behind privilege. It identifies the different types of privilege, including...
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25th Sep
Practice notes
What are interim injunctions? An injunction is a discretionary remedy that takes the form of a court order and which requires a party...
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25th Sep
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The principal limitation periodsThe following table includes the principal types of action and details the number of years within which such a claim...
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25th Sep

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Key principlesCivil Procedure Rule (CPR) 35.3 makes clear that an expert is under a duty to assist the court on matters within his or her area of...
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25th Sep
Practice notes
What is hot-tubbing?Concurrent expert evidence ('CEE'), or 'hot-tubbing' as it is colloquially known, is a procedure at trial whereby experts in any...
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25th Sep
Precedents
Private & confidential[insert name and address of client][insert date]Dear [insert name of client][insert case heading]As we have already discussed,...
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26th Sep
Precedents
Claim No. [insert claim number].[IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE[BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS [OF ENGLAND AND WALES OR IN [insert location] OR [Specify...
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26th Sep
Precedents
Claim No. [insert claim number].[IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE[BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS [OF ENGLAND AND WALES OR IN [insert location] OR [Specify...
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26th Sep
Precedents
Filed on behalf of the [claimant OR defendant]Witness statement of [insert initial and surname of witness]Number of witness statement: [insert number...
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26th Sep
Precedents
Filed on behalf of the [claimant OR defendant]Witness statement of [insert initial and surname of witness]Number of witness statement: [insert number...
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26th Sep
Practice notes
This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with:•Practice Notes: Expert evidence—general considerations, Applying for permission to adduce...
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26th Sep
Practice notes
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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26th Sep
Practice notes
This Practice Note should be considered in conjunction with:•Practice Note: Instructing an expert•Checklist—letter of instruction to expert•precedent:...
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26th Sep
Practice notes
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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26th Sep
Practice notes
It is vital that experts are aware of their professional duties and comply with them accordingly. A failure to do so may have a various consequences...
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26th Sep
Q&As
The court’s permission must be sought in order to provide oral evidence or submit a written report (CPR 35.4). Permission to adduce expert evidence is...
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28th Sep
Q&As
Parties’ need to comply with the court’s rules, practice directions and orders (CPR 1.1(2)(f) and CPR 3.8) and, ultimately, have a duty to ensure that...
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28th Sep
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It is easy to see why this question has arisen, not least because an expert’s fees and expenses for producing a CPR-compliant expert report may be...
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Produced in partnership with Daniel Gill of Clarke Willmott LLP 28th Sep
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At present, HM Courts and Tribunals Service have confirmed that, generally, the business of the courts and tribunals is continuing. The guidance is...
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Produced in partnership with James Tunley of Lamb Chambers 28th Sep
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Experts and those instructing them are expected to have regard to:•all relevant CPR Rules and Practice Directions, and•the Guidance for the...
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28th Sep
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In English law, special protection is afforded to communications between lawyers (and, in certain circumstances, third parties) and their clients....
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28th Sep
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As set out in the Practice Note: Expert reports, the expert's instructing party must pay the expert's fees in answering questions put under CPR 35.6,...
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28th Sep

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