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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...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note is for historical reference only as it refers to CPR 81 as it...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Shepherd of Albion Chambers 12th Jan
Practice notes
This Practice Note provides guidance on CPR 31.16 pre-action disclosure applications, where the applicant and respondent are likely to be parties to...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
As set out in The economic torts—overview, the law makes provision to protect a person’s trade or business from acts which are considered to be...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
This Practice Note sets out the considerations when seeking to file a defence.For guidance on drafting a defence, see Practice Notes: Drafting the...
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9th Nov
Precedents
[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
Practice notes
The termination of a contract by reason of one party’s breach of contract arises as follows:•one party to the contract is in breach of contract•the...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
This Practice Note considers success fees, a form of fee, which may be payable as a consequence of a successful claim where that claim has been funded...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
What is an unfair prejudice claim (a section 994 petition)?An unfair prejudice petition is a statutory remedy available to shareholders of a company...
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Produced in partnership with Mark Hubbard of New Square Chambers 12th Jan
Practice notes
This Practice Note looks at third party disclosure under CPR 31.17 and CPR 31.18 ie obtaining disclosure of documents from a non-party to the...
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9th Nov
Precedents
[ON THE HEADED NOTEPAPER OF CLAIMANT’S SOLICITORS]FAO [RELEVANT NAME][NAME OF DEFENDANT OR DEFENDANT’S SOLICITOR IF KNOWN][ADDRESS LINE 1][ADDRESS...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
Note: This Practice Note is relevant only to Part 36 offers as considered under CPR 36 in force as from 6 April 2015. For guidance on transitional...
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Produced in partnership with Alice Nash of Hailsham Chambers 12th Jan
Practice notes
Note: this Practice Note is concerned only with the creation of binding legal relations by way of contract (whether in writing or orally) and is not...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
This Practice Note considers the standard of proof in civil claims based on the defendant’s alleged fraud. It considers the test for dishonesty (per...
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9th Nov

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Q&As
Do you need to:•amend a party's name in a statement of case to correct an mistake as to the party's name, or•add or substitute a new party or parties...
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18th Jan
Q&As
Amending a statement of case pursuant to CPR 17CPR 17.1(1) states:‘A party may amend his statement of case at any time before it has been served on...
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18th Jan
Practice notes
This Practice Note explains the regulatory requirements that apply when you instruct an expert, barrister or other third party on your client’s...
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15th Jan
Q&As
When issuing a Part 7 claim using Form N1 it is possible to state that the value of the negligence claim is 'unknown'. However, as per the current...
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15th Jan
Q&As
Business and Property CourtsThe introduction of the Business and Property Courts (B&PCs) did not create a new court as such, rather it is a new...
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15th Jan
Q&As
Proceedings (whether for damages or a specified sum) may not be issued in the High Court unless the value of the claim is more than £100,000 (£50,000...
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15th Jan
Q&As
Part 8 claimsPart 8 is generally used for resolving claims that do not involve a substantial dispute of fact. For example, claims to:•decide the...
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15th Jan
Q&As
We refer you to the following materials which may be of assistance. For guidance on the courts' attitude to non-compliance and seeking relief from...
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14th Jan
Q&As
Issue against deceased debtorCPR 19.8 states where a defendant against whom a claim could have been brought has died and a grant of probate or...
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14th Jan
Q&As
CPR 16 governs statements of case. CPR 16.2 sets out what a claim form must contain and at CPR 16.2(d) this includes such other matters as may be set...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
Q&As
Amendments were made to CPR PD 22 which were effective as of 6 April 2020. Those amendments altered the prescribed format for a statement of truth...
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Produced in partnership with Ryan Hocking of Hardwicke Chambers 8th Jan
Q&As
Civil Procedure Rules contain two separate provisions relating to agreed extensions of time: CPR 3.8(4) gives a general permission to agree...
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Produced in partnership with David Peachey 8th Jan
Q&As
In answering this Q&A, we have assumed that the question is asked on behalf of the claimant.Before issueIn general, the obligation is on the claimant...
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Produced in partnership with Tom Montagu-Smith QC of XXIV Old Buildings 8th Jan
Q&As
In accordance with the glossary to the CPR, a stay imposes a hold on proceedings. No procedural steps may be taken except for any steps allowed by the...
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Produced in partnership with Kayleigh Lindford of Clarke Willmott 8th Jan
Practice notes
This Practice Note addresses issues when serving out of the jurisdiction and the permission of the court is required. It explains how to make an...
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Produced in partnership with K&L Gates 8th Jan
Precedents
[Insert name and/or position of individual at the relevant court][Insert court address][Insert date]Dear Sirs[Insert name of claimant] v [insert name...
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Produced in partnership with Sarah Bousfield of Brick Court Chambers 8th Jan

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