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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
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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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Does the ability to extend the date for the defence between the parties under CPR 15.5 apply to claims under CPR PD 7B? If it does, does any extension...
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20th Sep
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Are settlement payments classed as earnings under attachments of earnings?A judgment creditor can seek to enforce their judgment debt by applying for...
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17th Sep
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If a client would like to voluntarily waive privilege in an investigation, what are the risks and how can they be mitigated?Ownership of...
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Produced in partnership with Jonathan Edwards of Radcliffe Chambers and Daniel Gill of Clarke Willmott 17th Sep
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Can mobile phone recordings constitute admissible evidence in legal proceedings and what issues should be considered?For the purposes of this Q&A we...
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17th Sep
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What are considered the leading cases on 'adequate alternative remedy' in judicial review proceedings?Judicial review is considered to be a remedy of...
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Produced in partnership with Jamas Hodivala of Matrix Chambers 17th Sep
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Is it possible to issue a claim by email in the County Court, specifically the Central London County Court?According to the Civil Procedure Rules and...
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15th Sep
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Is it possible to find out the claim number for a High Court Chancery matter in the Rolls Building where we only have the names of the...
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15th Sep
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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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15th Sep
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How do I activate a force majeure provision?There is no judicially accepted definition of the term ‘force majeure’, so what the parties mean by it...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Nicholas of Browne Jacobson 15th Sep
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Can a contract be rescinded if, subsequent to the contract being concluded, one party attempts to redefine the terms?In order to determine whether an...
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15th Sep
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Can an agreement be terminated for frustration due to coronavirus (COVID-19)?What is the doctrine of frustration?If the contract does not include a...
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15th Sep
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How does the disclosure pilot scheme (DPS) under CPR PD 51U impact on proceedings in the Technology and Construction Court?This Q&A considers the...
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Produced in partnership with Abdul Jinadu of Keating Chambers 15th Sep
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Does the disclosure pilot apply in the Queen’s Bench Division? Part of the QBD falls within the Business and Property Courts, and part of it does...
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14th Sep
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What is the position on levying photocopying charges following a request for inspection from the other side under the disclosure pilot?CPR PD 51U...
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14th Sep
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My client and/or the instructing solicitor have had to shut their offices part-way through the disclosure exercise as a result of coronavirus...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 14th Sep
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Is a non-party to litigation under a duty to preserve documents when they have been asked to preserve documents by a party to litigation? What if the...
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14th Sep

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