Litigation

Litigation guidance:

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Reasons for additions and substitutions under Part 19 of the CPR A party may need to be added or substituted for a variety of reasons, including: • a party is likely to...

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This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the Civil Procedure Rules. Depending on the court in which your...

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This Practice Note sets out when CPR 14, which deals with admissions, will and will not apply. It looks at when admissions can be made following proceedings being issued,...

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This Practice Note looks at the different provisions which apply when admitting the whole or part of a claim for a specified amount: when and how to admit, the...

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This Practice Note looks at the different provisions which apply in unspecified money claims when the defendant admits liability and either does not offer to pay or...

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Action following service of a claim After particulars of claim are served on a defendant, the defendant can: • file or serve an admission for all or part of the claim •...

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This Practice Note is a useful guide when considering whether you can amend a claim form, amend a defence or amend a different form of statement off case. The Practice...

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The court’s jurisdiction to amend judgments Judgments are handed down following the end of a trial. They may be handed down at trial orally—known as an ex tempore...

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This Practice Note sets out when and how a defendant may bring a counterclaim or other ‘additional claim’ under CPR 20. For guidance on the contents, filing and service...

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Guide to Judicial Conduct The bias/impartiality of those holding judicial office is addressed in the Guide to Judicial Conduct (the Guide). The Guide is: ‘…intended to...

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When to brief counsel If you have any doubts about whether you will have the time to prepare the case adequately for trial, or whether you are competent to present it at...

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What are the Business and Property Courts? The Business and Property Courts (B&PCs) came into operation on 2 October 2017 as a single umbrella for certain specialist...

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What is compliance? Compliance refers to the parties’ need to comply with the court’s rules, practice directions and orders (CPR 1.1(2)(f) and CPR 3.8). Note: rules and...

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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 to the provisions...

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This Practice Note looks at CE-File electronic working in the courts under CPR PD 51O, in the context of case management. It provides guidance on how to file a document...

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