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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
Q&As
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
Practice notes
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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When completing N1 claim form where the claimant’s address is in Germany but they have UK solicitors acting for them, can the claimant’s address be...
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Produced in partnership with David Willink of Lamb Chambers 9th Sep
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Can a person domiciled in an EU Member State be a litigant in person in the English courts?There is no general definition in the CPR of a 'litigant in...
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9th Sep
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Can a notice of change of solicitor be used to notify the court of a change of address for service, eg where a firm changes its registered office but...
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9th Sep
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If a settlement is reached between issue of the Claim Form and service, should a Notice of Discontinuance be filed? Or a Tomlin Order? Or is no...
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Produced in partnership with David Peter of Devereux Chambers 9th Sep
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Does CPR PD 51ZA, which provides for parties to agree an extension of time for 56 days, apply to agreements to extend time for service of the defence?...
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Produced in partnership with David Peachey 9th Sep
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If serving by email, what is the extent of the requirement to enquire about the recipient’s email limitations?Serving documents by emailService by...
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Produced in partnership with James Tunley of Lamb Chambers 9th Sep
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A claim form has been issued, but not served, and the limitation period has expired. Another claimant needs to be added to the claim form, is an...
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Produced in partnership with David Willink of Lamb Chambers 9th Sep
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If a Part 36 offer went into a junk email folder, does the 21-day period start when it went into the junk folder or when the solicitor located the...
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9th Sep
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If an oral agreement for a loan is made in a foreign jurisdiction, can a claim for repayment of the loan be brought in the English...
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9th Sep
Practice notes
The Service Regulation—service outside the jurisdiction (application in the UK)This Practice Note explains the application of the Service Regulation....
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Produced in partnership with Camilla McPherson 9th Sep
Q&As
We need to issue proceedings against a private school which is a charitable trust. Do we need to name all the trustees and provide each of their...
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Produced in partnership with Graeme Kirk of Lamb Chambers 7th Sep
Practice notes
Serving outside the jurisdiction—serving in a Lugano Convention stateFor the purposes of this Practice Note, a Lugano Convention state is Iceland,...
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19th Aug
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Serving outside the jurisdiction—serving in a contracting state of the Hague Convention on Choice of Court AgreementsThis Practice Note sets out the...
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19th Aug
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Service of documents on a solicitor in the European Economic Area or on a European LawyerThis Practice Note considers the rules in both CPR 6.7 for...
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19th Aug
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Service outside the jurisdiction—Form N510This Practice Note considers the requirement for completing Court Form N510 (Notice for service out of the...
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Produced in partnership with K&L Gates 19th Aug
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Service glossaryThis Glossary assists dispute resolution practitioners with understanding the different terms used when dealing with the service of...
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19th Aug
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Serving outside the jurisdiction—serving in Scotland or Northern IrelandThis Practice Note considers service of a claim form issued by the courts of...
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19th Aug
Practice notes
Brexit implementation period—service of documents [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note...
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19th Aug

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