Trial

Trial guidance:

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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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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This Practice Note is an introduction to CE-File electronic working/electronic filing or e-working/e-filing in the courts under CPR PD 51O, including when and where...

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The most important rule is to be polite. If you are polite to everyone at all times, it is hard to go seriously wrong. The judge Make sure all mobile phones have been...

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What is 'discontinuance'? Discontinuance is the means by which a claimant can bring all or part of the proceedings it has instigated to an end. A claimant has a right to...

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Effective preparation of bundles is an essential element of a smooth, orderly hearing and something which practitioners should keep in clear focus as part of their...

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There are certain protocols that need to be followed when addressing members of the judiciary. These protocols apply both to communications by way of correspondence and...

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What is hot-tubbing? Concurrent expert evidence ('CEE'), or 'hot-tubbing' as it is colloquially known, is a procedure at trial whereby experts in any discipline give...

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This Practice Note explains the regulatory requirements that apply when you instruct an expert, barrister or other third party on your client’s matter. This is not the...

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This Practice Note explains the regulatory requirements that apply when you instruct an expert, barrister or other third party on your client’s matter. This is not the...

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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 matter is...

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It is the duty of counsel to cite the appropriate law report for a case and it is not sufficient to cite an unofficial report if an official or approved report is...

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For guidance on non-attendance by a party at an interim hearing, see Practice Note: Application hearings—Non-attendance by a party. What can I do if I am unable to attend...

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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 importantly, costs,...

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Recording and transcription of hearings CPR 39.9 sets out the provisions relating to the recording and transcription of proceedings and provides that: • all hearings in...

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If your claim is in the Business and Property Courts and is proceeding under the capped costs list pilot scheme, which is a voluntary scheme requiring the agreement of...

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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 matter is...

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Note: this Practice Note deals with the preparation of bundles for trial. For information on preparing bundles for interim applications, see Practice Note: Application...

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Note: this Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Notes: • Disclosure—collateral use of documents—which deals with CPR 31.22(1)(a) permitting the...

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This Practice Note gives guidance on remote hearings, via video-conference and telephone. It covers relevant CPR provisions and related guidance, as well as special...

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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 matter is...

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Introduction A defendant may decide to make a submission of no case to answer after the claimant has indicated that it has closed its case and before the defendant calls...

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Note: • this Practice Note gives specific guidance on matters proceeding in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) under the provisions set out in CPR 60, CPR PD 60...

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Note: • this Practice Note gives specific guidance on matters proceeding in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) under the provisions set out in CPR 60, CPR PD 60...

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This Practice Note sets out how to give evidence at trial under Part 32 of the CPR. It considers when a factual witness is allowed to give oral evidence at trial and the...

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This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Notes: Witness evidence—giving evidence at trial, Trials—overview and Preparing for trial. You should also...

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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. This Practice Note...

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