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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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Right to costs recovery following an interim applicationIt is important to be aware that a party does not have a right to recover the costs it incurs...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers what is meant by the phrase ‘deemed service’ in CPR 6.14 and its purpose when considered alongside the validity period of...
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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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Note:•this Practice Note gives specific guidance on matters proceeding in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) under the provisions set out in...
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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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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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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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Cause of action estoppel is a sub-species of the res judicata doctrine (see Practice Note: The doctrine of res judicata). In addition to the general...
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Produced in partnership with Jack Mitchell of Old Square Chambers 12th Jan
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This Tracker lists a number of decisions of the English courts in which the Court of Justice decision in Owusu v Jackson has been considered. This...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note provides guidance on claiming interest on judgment debts. For information on claiming interest when issuing a claim, see Practice...
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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 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
Precedents
Before making an applicationDetermine when the defence is due to be filed. Any application to extend time should be made prior to that time period...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day, ie Friday 31 January 2020, has implications for practitioners considering applicable law. For...
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9th Nov
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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

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This Q&A assumes the reference is to the issue fee paid in accordance with Fee 1 in Schedule 1 to the Civil Proceedings Fees Order 2008 (CPFO 2008),...
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6th May
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This Q&A considers the concept of privilege as a whole, although there are different types of privilege which may be relevant in the context of...
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5th May
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We have been unable to find any authority which provides that a freezing order, without more, creates a trust in favour of an applicant/claimant....
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5th May
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In many cases the court will serve the order.Where the applicant is to serve, the precise requirements for serving the order are likely to vary...
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5th May
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The requirements for a freezing order are set out in Practice Note: Freezing injunctions—guiding principles, these are:•the cause of action against...
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4th May
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Original question:Can we enforce an interim US court order for seizure of product in the courts of England and Wales?.Enforcement of the orderThe...
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4th May
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This Q&A should be read in conjunction with Practice Note: Loss of chance damages.Loss of chance claims can be complex. For a summary of practical...
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28th Apr
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This Q&A assumes that:•the question relates to the use of a signature in the context of commercial negotiations•the question does not relate to...
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28th Apr
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The provisions in the CPR are very clear that a costs budget needs to be filed by the date set out by the court (CPR 3.13). A failure to do so will...
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26th Apr
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The short answer is that a party cannot make a claim for costs up to the date of the CMC.Purpose of CPR 3.14The purpose of the provision in CPR 3.14...
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26th Apr
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Generally, in claims allocated to the small claims track, the parties bear their own costs. This is provided for in CPR 27.14.CPR 27.14 states that in...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 21st Apr
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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
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Protective proceedingsIn the event that a limitation period is due to end shortly, it is possible for a party to bring ‘protective’ proceedings in...
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