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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures concerning process and...
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9th Nov
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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 the use of ADR as it may...
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9th Nov
Precedents
[ON THE HEADED NOTEPAPER OF CLAIMANT’S SOLICITORS]FAO [RELEVANT NAME][NAME OF DEFENDANT OR DEFENDANT’S SOLICITOR IF KNOWN][ADDRESS LINE 1][ADDRESS...
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9th Nov
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Note: this Practice Note deals with the preparation of bundles for trial. For information on preparing bundles for interim applications, see Practice...
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9th Nov
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Sanderson and Bullock orders—what are they?Sanderson and Bullock orders are co-defendant costs orders which may be appropriate in circumstances in...
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Produced in partnership with Nevil Phillips of Quadrant 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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The general rule—no costs recoveryThe general rule is that where a court order does not make any provision as to costs the parties are not entitled to...
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9th Nov
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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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In addition to the guiding principles on contract interpretation provided by Lord Hoffmann in ICS (see Practice Note: Contract interpretation—the...
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9th Nov
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What is merger in judgment and its relationship with res judicata?A res judicata is a decision given by a judge or tribunal with jurisdiction over the...
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Produced in partnership with Jack Mitchell of Old Square Chambers 12th Jan
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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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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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Produced in partnership with Professor Richard A Buckley 12th Jan
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This Practice Note considers claims for damages for breach of statutory duty. For guidance on claims for damages for a negligent breach of duty of...
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Produced in partnership with Professor Richard A Buckley 12th Jan
Precedents
This Precedent letter covers disclosure obligations under CPR 31. It does not apply to proceedings subject to the disclosure pilot scheme under CPR PD...
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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 discusses the common law doctrine of privity of contract; the equitable and statutory exceptions to it; how the doctrine affects...
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9th Nov

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Costs practice and procedure developments—2016 in review [Archived]ARCHIVED: this archived Practice Note is not maintained and is for background...
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15th May
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All change for appeals CPR 52—2016 in review [Archived]ARCHIVED: this archived Practice Note is not maintained and is for background information...
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15th May
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Dispute Resolution: key appeal cases—2016 [Archived]Court of Appeal—professional negligenceARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not...
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15th May
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Dispute Resolution—pre-action and preliminary considerations annual round-up: reviewing 2017 and previewing 2018 [Archived]ARCHIVED: this archived...
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15th May
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Dispute Resolution—substantive law and limitation annual round-up: reviewing 2017 and previewing 2018 [Archived]ARCHIVED: this archived Practice Note...
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15th May
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Dispute Resolution News Analysis—BrexitThis Practice Note lists News Analysis since 31 January 2020, when the UK left the EU ie exit day. It covers a...
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15th May
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Dispute resolution—data protection and GDPR considerationsOn 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU and EEA. This Practice Note...
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Produced in partnership with Miriam Everett (Global Head of Data and Privacy, Partner), Julian Copeman (Partner) and Hannah Brown (Associate) of Herbert Smith Freehills 15th May
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Tracker—cryptoassets for dispute resolution lawyersThis Practice Note tracks statements, reports, consultations etc on dispute resolution aspects of...
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15th May
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Dispute resolution: key appeal cases—2018 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note summarises...
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15th May
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Dispute Resolution: key appeal cases—2014 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.Court of Appeal—retrospective...
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15th May
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Tracker—detailed assessment and the bill of costs reform [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Tracker followed the progress of the introduction of the new...
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15th May
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15th May
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Part 36 and settlement cases—2016 in review [Archived]ARCHIVED: this archived Practice Note is not maintained and is for background information...
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15th May
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Dispute Resolution: key appeal cases—2017 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. One of the difficulties for...
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15th May
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Costs litigation funding cases—2016 in review [Archived]ARCHIVED: this archived Practice Note is not maintained and is for background information...
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15th May
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Jackson reforms three months on [Archived]ARCHIVED: this archived Practice Note is not maintained and is for background information purposes only....
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15th May
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Enforcing judgments and contempt proceedings for those who disobey—2016 in review [Archived]ARCHIVED: this archived Practice Note is not maintained...
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15th May
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Tracker—Jackson reforms—looking aheadThe following key Jackson reform related issues are on the horizon:DateAreaCommentsNo date availableDamages-Based...
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15th May
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Tracker—Reform of Brussels I [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Tracker is for historical reference only. It was last updated in January 2015 and will not be...
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15th May
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Dispute resolution—data protection and GDPR resourcesOn 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU and EEA. This Practice Note relates...
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