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In most torts, where a defendant breaches their duty towards the claimant, they are only liable if the claimant can establish that the breach in...
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Produced in partnership with Laurence Page of Hardwicke Chambers 12th Jan
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The general rule—no costs recoveryThe general rule is that where a court order does not make any provision as to costs the parties are not entitled to...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note explains the indemnity principle as applied when seeking to recover costs in proceedings. The principle sets out the extent of a...
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9th Nov
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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
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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
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This Practice Note sets out the key steps in the mediation process from before, setting the scene at the mediation, private meetings during the...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
CPR 46.5(4) sets out how the costs will be calculated and this is either by reference to:•proven financial loss, or•the amount for the time reasonably...
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9th Nov
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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...
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9th Nov
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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
Practice notes
This Practice Note considers the different categories of contractual damages that may be available for non-financial loss (non-pecuniary loss), ie...
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Produced in partnership with Zainab Hodgson and Kavidha Clare of CMS 12th Jan
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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day, ie Friday 31 January 2020, has implications for public access to documents. For guidance, see:...
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9th Nov
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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day, ie Friday 31 January 2020, has implications for practitioners considering cross border EU...
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9th Nov
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As observed by Coulson J in Russell v Stone, ‘standstill agreements have become much more common than they ever used to be’ and yet, as that case...
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9th Nov
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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day ie Friday 31 January 2020 has implications for practitioners considering:•which applicable law to...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Ogden of 4 New Square and Anneliese Day QC of Fountain Court Chambers 12th Jan
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Protective costs orders and cost capping ordersThe purpose behind a protective costs order (PCO) is to prevent litigants from being precluded from...
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9th Nov
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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 by serving...
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9th Nov

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Recovering rent arrearsBefore taking any action to recover rent arrears, landlords must consider:•whether they are able to, and if so whether to...
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15th Apr
Practice notes
This Practice Note sets out the position according to the Pre-Action Protocol for Professional Negligence claims now in force.Scope of this Practice...
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Produced in partnership with Steven O'Sullivan 13th Apr
Precedents
[On the headed notepaper of the creditor’s solicitors]FAO [Insert name of debtor][Name of debtor’s solicitors][Address line 1][Address line...
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9th Apr
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[ON THE HEADED NOTEPAPER OF CLAIMANT’S SOLICITORS]FAO [[APPROPRIATE DIRECTOR]][NAME OF DEFENDANT BROKER][ADDRESS LINE 1][ADDRESS LINE...
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Produced in partnership with Steven O'Sullivan 9th Apr
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[ON THE HEADED NOTEPAPER OF CLAIMANT’S SOLICITORS]FAO [APPROPRIATE DIRECTOR][NAME OF DEFENDANT BROKER][ADDRESS LINE 1][ADDRESS LINE...
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Produced in partnership with Steven O'Sullivan 9th Apr
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[ON THE HEADED NOTEPAPER OF CLAIMANT’S SOLICITORS]FAO [MANAGING PARTNER][NAME OF DEFENDANT ACCOUNTANT][ADDRESS LINE 1][ADDRESS LINE...
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Produced in partnership with Leigh Callaway of Fladgate 9th Apr
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[ON THE HEADED NOTEPAPER OF CLAIMANT’S SOLICITORS]FAO [[HEAD OF BARRISTERS CHAMBERS]][NAME OF DEFENDANT CHAMBERS][ADDRESS LINE 1][ADDRESS LINE...
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9th Apr
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[ON THE HEADED NOTEPAPER OF CLAIMANT’S SOLICITORS]FAO [MANAGING PARTNER][NAME OF DEFENDANT ACCOUNTANT][ADDRESS LINE 1][ADDRESS LINE...
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9th Apr
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[ON THE HEADED NOTEPAPER OF CLAIMANT’S SOLICITORS]FAO [CLIENT PARTNER OR SENIOR PARTNER][NAME OF DEFENDANT ][ADDRESS LINE 1][ADDRESS LINE...
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9th Apr
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[ON THE HEADED NOTEPAPER OF CLAIMANT’S SOLICITORS]FAO [[CLIENT PARTNER OR SENIOR PARTNER]][NAME OF DEFENDANT FIRM][ADDRESS LINE 1][ADDRESS LINE...
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9th Apr
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[Name of creditor’s solicitors firm][Address line 1][Address line 2][Postcode][Date][Ref: [insert reference]]Dear [insert name][Creditor’s name] AND...
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9th Apr
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[ON THE HEADED NOTEPAPER OF CLAIMANT’S SOLICITORS]FAO [RELEVANT NAME][NAME OF DEFENDANT SURVEYOR][ADDRESS LINE 1][ADDRESS LINE 2][POSTCODE][DATE]Dear...
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Produced in partnership with Steven O'Sullivan 9th Apr
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[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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Produced in partnership with Steven O'Sullivan 9th Apr
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[ON THE HEADED NOTEPAPER OF CLAIMANT’S SOLICITORS]FAO [CLIENT PARTNER OR SENIOR PARTNER][NAME OF DEFENDANT][ADDRESS LINE 1][ADDRESS LINE...
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Produced in partnership with Leigh Callaway of Fladgate 9th Apr
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[ON THE HEADED NOTEPAPER OF CLAIMANT’S SOLICITORS]FAO [HEAD OF BARRISTERS CHAMBERS][NAME OF CHAMBERS][ADDRESS LINE 1][ADDRESS LINE...
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Produced in partnership with Leigh Callaway of Fladgate 9th Apr
Precedents
[ON THE HEADED NOTEPAPER OF CLAIMANT’S SOLICITORS]FAO [[APPROPRIATE DIRECTOR OR SENIOR PARTNER]][NAME OF DEFENDANT BROKER][ADDRESS LINE 1][ADDRESS...
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9th Apr
Practice notes
This Practice Note deals with practical and procedural issues that may arise in a privacy action. It covers various stages of litigation including...
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Produced in partnership with Ben Gallop and Lily Walker-Parr of 5RB 9th Apr
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What is judicial review?Judicial review is a process by which the courts exercise a supervisory jurisdiction over the exercise of public functions by...
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Produced in partnership with Mathew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 9th Apr
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The second edition of the Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes (the Protocol) provides for a procedure whereby the parties...
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8th Apr

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