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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
Precedents
[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
Q&As
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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Does the ability to extend the date for the defence between the parties under CPR 15.5 apply to claims under CPR PD 7B? If it does, does any extension...
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17th Sep
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Statements of truthThis Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the...
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17th Sep
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AdmissionsThis Practice Note sets out when CPR 14, which deals with admissions, will and will not apply. It looks at when admissions can be made...
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15th Sep
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Defence (civil claim generic)Claim No. [insert claim number][IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE[BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS [OF ENGLAND AND WALES OR IN...
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15th Sep
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Drafting the defence—formalitiesIf the case is proceedings in the Capped Costs List or the defendant would like it to proceed in that list, this...
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Produced in partnership with Ian Seymour and Jenny Raymond of Harrison Clark Rickerbys 15th Sep
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Drafting the defence—drafting tipsThis Practice Note provides practical tips on drafting a defence to a claim. Guidance is given on attacking any...
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Produced in partnership with Ian Seymour and Jenny Raymond of Harrison Clark Rickerbys 15th Sep
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Filing the defenceThis Practice Note sets out the considerations when seeking to file a defence.For guidance on drafting a defence, see Practice...
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15th Sep
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Statements of case in the Commercial CourtReferences to the Guide are to the Commercial Court Guide.This Practice Note should be read in conjunction...
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15th Sep
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Timetable for statements of caseThis Practice Note refers to old provisions in Part 6 which are subject to savings provisions post 31 December 2020....
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15th Sep
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Discontinuance of a claimWhat is 'discontinuance'?Discontinuance is the means by which a claimant can bring all or part of the proceedings it has...
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14th Sep
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Amending a statement of case—permission to amendThis Practice Note explains when you will need the court’s permission to amend a statement of case...
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14th Sep
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After a claim has been served—issues for the defendantAction following service of a claimA claim may commenced under CPR 7 (on which see Practice...
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14th Sep
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Amending a statement of case—illustrative decisionsThis Practice Note should be considered in conjunction with Practice Notes: Amending a statement of...
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9th Sep
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Serving the defenceThis Practice Note sets out the rules that apply when seeking to serve the defence in proceedings. The rules are set out in Section...
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9th Sep
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Adding (joinder) and substituting partiesThis Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the...
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9th Sep
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Part 18 requests for further information (CPR 18)This Practice Note provides guidance on when to make a request for further information under CPR 18,...
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9th Sep
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Challenging court jurisdiction—general principlesThis Practice Note considers the general principles to consider when challenging or disputing the...
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9th Sep
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Late amendments to statements of case—illustrative decisionsThis Practice Note should be considered in conjunction with Practice Notes: Amending a...
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9th Sep
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Multiple defendantsThis Practice Note looks at issues arising when multiple defendants (or co-defendants) are involved in domestic proceedings. It...
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9th Sep

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