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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
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[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
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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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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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Starting and progressing a claim—key developments 2019 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. This Practice...
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15th Sep
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Tracker—pilot schemesPilot schemes which are ongoingPilot schemeKey datesDetailsCPR PD 51ZB—damages claims pilot scheme28 May 2021 to 30 April 2024A...
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13th Sep
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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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9th Sep
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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 9th Sep
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Tracker—Fixed costs reformsFixed recoverable costs (FRC) prescribe an amount that can be claimed back from a paying party in litigation and have been...
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8th Sep
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Dispute Resolution—civil court and legal profession developments annual round-up: reviewing 2017 and previewing 2018 [Archived]ARCHIVED: this archived...
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2nd Sep
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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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27th Aug
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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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24th Aug
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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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20th Aug
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Tracker—costs management and costs budgeting review and future changesThis Practice Note provides information on the changes to costs management and...
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19th Aug
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Jackson Reforms—legislation [Archived]ARCHIVED: this archived Practice Note is not maintained and is for background information purposes only....
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19th Aug
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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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19th Aug
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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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19th Aug
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Brexit legislation tracker for dispute resolution practitionersThis Tracker is designed to assist dispute resolution (DR) practitioners in keeping...
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19th Aug
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Dispute Resolution—starting and managing a civil claim annual round-up: reviewing 2017 and previewing 2018 [Archived]ARCHIVED: this archived Practice...
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19th Aug
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Evidence and disclosure—2016 in review [Archived]ARCHIVED: this archived Practice Note is not maintained and is for background information purposes...
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19th Aug
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Tracker—legislation, consultations and other developments—Dispute Resolution—historicThis Tracker considers key legislative changes, consultations and...
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19th Aug
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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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19th Aug

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