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What are damages?The term ‘damages’ refers to any amount of money awarded by a court in order to compensate a claimant who has suffered loss or damage...
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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 considers in detail when damages for loss of a chance (loss of an opportunity damages) may be recoverable, with reference to the...
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Produced in partnership with Anneliese Day QC and Christopher Knowles of Fountain Court Chambers 12th Jan
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[insert name and address of defendant or defendant'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 12th Jan
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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 considers the requirement for completing Court Form N510 (Notice for service out of the jurisdiction where permission of the court...
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Produced in partnership with K & L Gates 12th Jan
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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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This Practice Note considers what is meant by the phrase ‘deemed service’ in CPR 6.14 and its purpose when considered alongside the validity period of...
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9th Nov
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What is a notice to admit facts?Put simply a notice requests the other side to admit facts in the case. The aim of such a notice is to save time, and...
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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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Where a party to proceedings wishes to compel a witness to attend court or produce documents to the court, they may consider using a witness summons....
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers the concepts of joint privilege (being joint retainer or joint interest privilege) and common interest privilege,...
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9th Nov
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What is the slip rule?The slip rule is a process by which the court may correct an accidental slip or omission in a judgment or order (see: CPR 40.12...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers tortious liability issues where more than one party is responsible for the damage suffered by the claimant.It considers...
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Produced in partnership with Kate Temple-Mabe of 7BR 12th Jan
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This Practice Note examines the doctrine of consideration and the key role it plays in English law in determining whether a contract is enforceable.A...
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9th Nov
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An intention to create legal relations is requiredThere are various situations in which a court will hold that an agreement is not binding because,...
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9th Nov

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Counterclaims and additional claims under CPR 20—initial considerations and permissionThis Practice Note sets out when and how a defendant may bring a...
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15th May
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Multiple tortfeasors—liability issues and contribution claimsThis Practice Note considers tortious liability issues where more than one party is...
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Produced in partnership with Kate Temple-Mabe of 7BR 15th May
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Pleading set-offAs seen in the Practice Notes: What is set-off and when is it available? and Types of set-off there are different recognised 'types'...
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15th May
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Making an additional claim under CPR 20—contribution and indemnity claimsThis Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of...
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15th May
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Independent set-off and transaction set-offAlthough it commonly arises in the context of disputes, and therefore litigation, set-off is essentially a...
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15th 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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15th May
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Types of set-offThere are five main types of set-off:•independent set-off (sometimes known as legal set-off or statutory set-off)•transaction set-off...
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15th May
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What is set-off and when is it available?Set-off is a complex yet important concept in legal proceedings generally and for many different types of...
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15th May
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Order granting permission to serve additional claim against a co-defendantClaim No. [insert claim number].[IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE[BUSINESS AND...
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13th May
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Order granting permission to serve additional claim against third partyClaim No. [insert claim number].[IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE[BUSINESS AND...
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13th May
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IntroductionApplication notice (Form N244) (PDF)Application notice—Commercial Court (Form N244(CC)) (PDF)The application should be made using Form...
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9th Apr
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IntroductionThis application should be made using Form N244 (Form N244(CC) if in the Commercial Court).Application notice (Form N244)Relevant...
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9th Apr
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Filed on behalf of the DefendantWitness statement of [insert name]Number of witness statement: [insert number of witness statement in relation to the...
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9th Apr
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Claim No. [insert claim number][IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE[BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS [OF ENGLAND AND WALES OR IN [insert location]]][Specify...
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9th Apr
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IntroductionThis application in the Commercial Court should be made using Form N244(CC): Application notice—Commercial Court (Form N244(CC))...
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9th Apr
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IntroductionThe application in the Commercial Court is made using Form N244(CC).Application notice—Commercial Court (Form N244(CC)) (PDF).These...
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9th Apr
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Filed on behalf of the defendantWitness statement of [insert initial and surname of witness]Number of witness statement: [insert number of witness...
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9th Apr
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When making an additional claim, a defendant may need to apply to the court for permission to add the party, depending on the nature of the additional...
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2nd Mar
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Privity of contract and liabilityAlthough contractual rights and benefits generally are (subject to express contractual provisions to the contrary)...
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