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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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Remote hearings in civil proceedings via video-conferencing and telephoneThis Practice Note gives guidance on remote hearings, via video-conference...
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22nd Sep
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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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20th Sep
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Non-attendance by the parties at trialFor guidance on non-attendance by a party at an interim hearing, see Practice Note: Application...
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20th Sep
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Hot-tubbing (Concurrent expert evidence) This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the...
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20th Sep
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Witness evidence—preparing for trialThis Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR....
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20th Sep
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Witness summonsThis Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the...
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20th Sep
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Electronic bundles in civil proceedingsEffective preparation of bundles is an essential element of a smooth, orderly hearing and something which...
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Produced in partnership with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan UK LLP 17th Sep
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Preparing trial bundlesNote: this Practice Note deals with the preparation of bundles for trial. For information on preparing bundles for interim...
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17th Sep
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Business and Property Courts—flexible trials schemeThis Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant...
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15th Sep
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Business and Property Courts—shorter trials schemeThis Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant...
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15th Sep
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Preparing manual PDF electronic bundlesThis Practice Note provides guidance on preparing manual PDF bundles, similar to those required by Practice...
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Produced in partnership with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan UK LLP 15th Sep
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Law reports—status of authoritiesThis Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR....
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15th Sep
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Notice to admit factsWhat 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...
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9th Sep
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Forms of address for the judiciaryThere are certain protocols that need to be followed when addressing members of the judiciary. These protocols apply...
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9th Sep
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Adjourning trialThis Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the Civil Procedure Rules....
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Produced in partnership with Mark Surguy of Weightmans 9th Sep
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Witness evidence—giving evidence at trialThis Practice Note sets out how to give evidence at trial under Part 32 of the CPR. It considers when a...
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9th Sep
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TCC—preparing for and attending trialNote:•this Practice Note gives specific guidance on matters proceeding in the Technology and Construction Court...
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9th Sep
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Court etiquetteThe most important rule is to be polite. If you are polite to everyone at all times, it is hard to go seriously wrong.The judgeMake...
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9th Sep
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TCC—preparing for and attending a pre-trial review (PTR)Note:•this Practice Note gives specific guidance on matters proceeding in the Technology and...
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9th Sep
Q&As
The parties in our proceedings are discussing digital trial management systems and are looking at Opus 2 Magnum and CaseLines. What are the key...
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Produced in partnership with Ross McLeod, Christopher Humby, Leo Kitchen and Damian Curran of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan UK LLP 9th Sep

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