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This Practice Note considers the question of when court proceedings can be stayed. It identifies scenarios in which a party may apply for a stay of...
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9th Nov
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In most torts, where a defendant breaches their duty towards the claimant, they are only liable if the claimant can establish that the breach in...
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Produced in partnership with Laurence Page of Hardwicke Chambers 12th Jan
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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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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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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 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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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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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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As set out in The economic torts—overview, the law makes provision to protect a person’s trade or business from acts which are considered to be...
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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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CPR 46.5(4) sets out how the costs will be calculated and this is either by reference to:•proven financial loss, or•the amount for the time reasonably...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): when serving documents outside the jurisdiction, this may be affected by the impact of coronavirus on the availability of both...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note discusses contractual estoppel as it has evolved from the decision in Peekay v ANZ Banking Group. For a summary of the key...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Macklam of Radcliffe Chambers 12th Jan
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[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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This Practice Note on Part 36 offers considers what happens when a Part 36 offer is responded to with a counter-offer, whether made under Part 36 or...
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Produced in partnership with Jake Coleman of Hailsham Chambers 12th Jan

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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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9th Apr
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[Insert name and/or position of individual at the relevant court][Insert court address][Insert date]Dear...
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9th Apr
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[insert name and address of defendant or defendant's legal representative][insert date]Dear [insert organisation name][Claimant v Defendant—Case...
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[insert name and address of Defendant or Defendant’s legal representative][insert date]Dear [insert organisation name][Claimant v Defendant—Case...
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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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9th Apr
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Before making an applicationDetermine when the defence is due to be filed. Any application to extend time should be made prior to that time period...
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9th Apr
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This Agreement is dated [insert day] of [insert month] 20[insert year]Parties1[Insert full name and address of individual or company name, number and...
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9th Apr
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[Date][Insert claimant’s solicitors‘ name, reference and address]Dear [insert organisation name][Insert name of claimant] v [insert name of...
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9th Apr
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Published on 18 December 2017, this year’s Brexit round-up reviews some of the most significant developments of 2017 and previews what is on the...
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9th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Roy Martin QC and Denis Edwards of Terra Firma Chambers 9th Apr
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What is direct effect of EU law?The doctrine of direct effect is a fundamental principle of EU law developed by the Court of Justice of the European...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 9th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects relevant prior to/during the...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 9th Apr
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The judicial branchThe judicial branch of government in England and Wales operates independently of the executive and legislature, and contains the...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester and Mr Darragh Connell of Forum Chambers 9th Apr
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What is indirect effect of EU law?The doctrine of indirect effect, or consistent interpretation, is a duty that national courts have, as part of the...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 8th Apr
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This Practice Note provides an overview of contract expiry and of the different causes of termination and ways to discharge a contract, including...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is not maintained and is for background information purposes only. Further, some of the links may not direct you...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: this archived Practice Note is not maintained and is for background information purposes only. Further, some of the links may not direct you...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: this archived Practice Note is not maintained and is for background information purposes only. Further, some of the links may not direct you...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: this archived Practice Note is not maintained and is for background information purposes only. Further, some of the links may not direct you...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: this archived Practice Note is not maintained and is for background information purposes only. Further, some of the links may not direct you...
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8th Apr

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