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This Practice Note should be considered in conjunction with:•Practice Note: Instructing an expert•Checklist—letter of instruction to expert•precedent:...
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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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This Practice Note looks at the admissibility of expert evidence under CPR Part 35 and the Civil Evidence Act 1972 (CEA 1972). In particular, it...
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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 the use of ADR as it may...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note has been produced in partnership with Guy Pendell, Liz Williams and Kushal Gandhi of CMS.STOP PRESS: This Practice Note is under...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note identifies what can be transferred when assigning a contract and how to effect a valid assignment of a contract. For guidance on...
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9th Nov
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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
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This Practice Note considers one of the first questions to ask when faced with a prospective claim in negligence—whether or not a duty of care exists...
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Produced in partnership with Professor Richard A Buckley 12th Jan
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When is a contract a void contract?A void contract is one that is wholly lacking in legal effect. A contract will be void where:•the parties contract...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers fixed costs under Part 45 of the Civil Procedure Rules. For detailed guidance on capped costs in the Business and...
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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 courts have...
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Produced in partnership with Nicolas Pointon and Michelle Radom of Clyde and Co 12th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures concerning process and...
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9th Nov
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What is a third party debt order (TPDO)?Third party debt orders were previously known as 'garnishee' orders and operated under the regime provided for...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers proprietary estoppel from a generic standpoint.For industry specific guidance on proprietary estoppel, see Practice...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Macklam of Radcliffe Chambers 12th Jan
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What is rescission of a contract?The remedy of rescission is available to a party whose consent, in entering into a contract, has been invalidated in...
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9th Nov
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What is a res judicata?A res judicata is a decision given by a judge or tribunal with jurisdiction over the cause of action and the parties, which...
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9th Nov

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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
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[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
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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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This Practice Note considers the basis of the requirement to comply with the Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes (the...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note provides guidance on when the Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes (the Protocol) applies, as well as the...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the requirements of the second edition of the Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes (the...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the Pre-Action Protocol for Professional Negligence claims currently in force.Note: claims started on or after 1 October...
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Produced in partnership with Steven O'Sullivan 8th Apr
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For general information on the Practice Direction Pre-Action Conduct and Protocols, as well as the various pre-action protocols, see Practice...
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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the Pre-Action Protocol for Professional Negligence claims currently in force.Note: claims started on or after 1 October...
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Produced in partnership with Steven O'Sullivan 8th Apr
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This Practice Note sets out the scope and aims of the Pre-Action Protocol for Possession Claims by Social Landlords (the Protocol) in force from 13...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note sets out the aims of the Pre-action Protocol for Housing Condition Cases (England) (the Protocol), in force from 13 January 2020,...
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8th 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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24th Mar
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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 Steven O'Sullivan 24th Mar
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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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24th Mar
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[ON THE HEADED NOTEPAPER OF THE CLAIMANT’S SOLICITORS]FAO [CLIENT PARTNER OR SENIOR PARTNER][NAME OF DEFENDANT FIRM][ADDRESS LINE 1][ADDRESS LINE...
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24th Mar
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals have been...
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10th Mar
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This Practice Note sets out the aims of the Pre-action Protocol for Housing Disrepair Cases (Wales) (the Protocol), in force from 13 January 2020,...
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10th Mar

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