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Pre-action disclosure—the applicationThis Practice Note provides guidance on CPR 31.16 pre-action disclosure applications, where the applicant and...
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19th May
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TCC—preparing for and attending a pre-trial review (PTR)Note:•this Practice Note gives specific guidance on matters proceeding in the Technology and...
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19th May
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Contractual damages—pecuniary lossesThis Practice Note considers the different categories of contractual damages that may be available for financial...
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Produced in partnership with Zainab Hodgson and Kavidha Clare of CMS 19th May
Practice notes
Privilege—joint and common interest privilegeThis Practice Note considers the concepts of joint privilege (being joint retainer or joint interest...
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19th May
Practice notes
Brussels I (recast)—appearance by the defendant (arts 26 and 28)This Practice Note considers the provisions in Regulation (EU) 1215/2012, Brussels I...
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19th May
Practice notes
Interim applications—costs recoveryThis Practice Note highlights that such costs are not recoverable as of right and identifies issues to be...
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19th May
Practice notes
Summary judgment applications—what, who and whenCoronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be...
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19th May
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Part 18 requests for further information (CPR 18)This Practice Note provides guidance on when to make a request for further information under CPR 18,...
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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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Charging orders—hearing to determine whether to make an interim charging order finalThis Practice Note considers the procedure in relation to...
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19th May
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Making an additional claim under CPR 20—counterclaim, defence to counterclaim and reply to defence to counterclaimThis Practice Note provides guidance...
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19th May
Practice notes
Part 36 offers—costs consequences of rejection or non-acceptanceNote: This Practice Note is relevant only to Part 36 offers as considered under CPR 36...
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Produced in partnership with Alice Nash of Hailsham Chambers 19th May
Precedents
IntroductionThis application in the Commercial Court should be made using Form N244(CC): Application notice—Commercial Court (Form N244(CC))...
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19th May
Practice notes
Contractual estoppelThis Practice Note discusses contractual estoppel as it has evolved from the decision in Peekay v ANZ Banking Group. For a summary...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Macklam of Radcliffe Chambers 19th May
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Costs orders—Sanderson and Bullock ordersSanderson and Bullock orders—what are they?Sanderson and Bullock orders are co-defendant costs orders which...
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Produced in partnership with Nevil Phillips of Quadrant Chambers 19th May

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Can I rely on ‘Certificates of Force Majeure’ issued by the Chinese government confirming that coronavirus (COVID-19) is force majeure as a force...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Colbey of Lamb Chambers 31st Jul
Precedents
Procedural order for a remote hearing in international arbitrationPROCEDURAL ORDER NO. [insert number]Having considered the parties’ submissions, the...
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Produced in partnership with Phillip Clifford, QC and Samuel Pape of Latham & Watkins LLP 31st Jul
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If I can’t meet the people I am contracting with to sign a contract, how do I execute a contract by virtual means?Many businesses are closing their...
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31st Jul
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What happens if we reach agreement at a remote mediation?The basis on which mediations take place is usually contractual, and typically includes a...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Fitton of IPOS Mediation 31st Jul
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How do I secure and maintain privacy in a remote access mediation?Keeping your mediation discussions confidential is of course extremely...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Fitton of IPOS Mediation 31st Jul
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A key witness (factual and/or expert)/counsel/instructing solicitor is unable/unwilling to travel to and/or attend court due to the risk of...
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Produced in partnership with James Tunley of Lamb Chambers 31st Jul
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Do you run a remote mediation in the same way as a face-to-face mediation?The legal and contractual principles under which a video conference (VC)...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Fitton of IPOS Mediation 31st Jul
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What steps can I take if I am unable to serve a claim form in time due to coronavirus (COVID-19) affecting the postal service?View from the bar on...
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Produced in partnership with Jonathan Edwards of Radcliffe Chambers and Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 31st Jul
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How much time should a company give an individual to respond to its letter of claim before it can issue proceedings? Is this time extended as a result...
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31st Jul
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What is the procedure in the small claims court for relying on a statement made otherwise than by a person giving oral evidence?Small claims...
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31st Jul
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Can an agreement be terminated for frustration due to coronavirus (COVID-19)?What is the doctrine of frustration?If the contract does not include a...
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31st Jul
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How do I activate a force majeure provision?There is no judicially accepted definition of the term ‘force majeure’, so what the parties mean by it...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Nicholas of Browne Jacobson 31st Jul
Q&As
Is a force majeure clause enforceable in a business-to-consumer contract because of coronavirus (COVID-19)?Traders seeking to rely on force majeure...
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31st Jul
Practice notes
Drafting notices of breachThis Practice Note provides guidance on drafting a notice of breach of contract identifies the key instances for when a...
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31st Jul
Practice notes
Arbitral organisations and coronavirus (COVID-19)—practical impactThe table below summarises some of the key information regarding the practical...
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31st Jul
Practice notes
CE-File—electronic filing and case management in the Rolls Building and other courtsThis Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and...
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31st Jul

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