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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
Precedents
[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
Q&As
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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Dispute resolution: key appeal cases—2021One of the difficulties for dispute resolution practitioners is keeping up to date with developments in case...
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24th Sep
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Dispute Resolution—judicial practice notes and guidanceThis Practice Note contains current judicial Practice Notes and judicial guidance of interest...
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24th Sep
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Fee remissionsIntroductionCourt and tribunal fees are, for many, prohibitively high. For those in the most straitened circumstances, fee remissions,...
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Produced in partnership with David Willink of Lamb Chambers 23rd Sep
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CPR changes—April 2013 [Archived]ARCHIVED: this archived Practice Note is not maintained and is for background information purposes only. Further,...
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23rd Sep
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Summary of the Jackson April 2013 reforms [Archived]ARCHIVED: this archived Practice Note provides information as at 1 April 2013 on the...
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23rd Sep
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Tracker—review of guideline hourly rates in civil litigationThis Tracker considers the review of the Guideline Hourly Rates (GHRs). GHR are rates the...
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23rd Sep
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Online Civil Money Claims pilot scheme—CPR PD 51RThis Practice Note identifies a pilot scheme to test an online court environment in County Court...
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23rd Sep
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Remote hearings in civil proceedings via video-conferencing and telephoneThis Practice Note gives guidance on remote hearings, via video-conference...
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22nd Sep
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What guidance is available to prepare for no deal Brexit?As things stand, if the UK and EU fail to agree and ratify an international treaty setting...
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22nd Sep
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Electronic working and CE-File—how to use CE-FileThis Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions...
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21st Sep
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Electronic working and CE-File—when and where is CE-File applicable?This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the...
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21st Sep
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Brexit timelineOn 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum on its membership of the EU, with a majority voting in favour of the UK leaving the EU. On 29...
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21st Sep
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Summary assessment bill of costs—pilot schemeThis Practice Note summarises the background to and detail of the statement of costs for summary...
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21st Sep
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Tracker—legislation, consultations and other developments—Dispute ResolutionThis Tracker considers key forthcoming legislative changes of interest to...
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21st Sep
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Relief from sanctions—the applicationThis Practice Note should be read in conjunction with:•Practice Notes: Making an application, Relief from...
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20th Sep
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Relief from sanctions—when (and when not) to useThis Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Notes:•Case...
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20th Sep
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Automatic orders pilot scheme [Archived]ARCHIVED: Warning: this is for historical purposes only. This pilot scheme has now ended.Where and when did it...
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20th Sep
Precedents
Witness statement in support of application for an extension of time for filing the defenceFiled on behalf of the defendantWitness statement of...
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20th Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Changes to the court process in insolvency proceedingsThe UK Government’s policy of social distancing in order to slow the...
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20th Sep
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Damages claims pilot scheme—CPR PD 51ZBThis Practice Note deals with a pilot scheme to test an online claims process for County Court damages claims...
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20th Sep

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