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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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
Contract interpretation—terms implied by lawExpress and implied contractual terms distinguishedContractual terms may be either express or...
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19th May
Practice notes
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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For the purposes of serving a claim form under CPR 6.9, does a federated governing body of a local authority schools federation with a formal...
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Produced in partnership with Timothy Earl of Suffolk Council 18th Aug
Practice notes
Service out of the jurisdiction—process flowThe UK's departure from the EU on 31 January 2020 has implications for practitioners serving documents out...
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11th Aug
Q&As
Where can you find an editable copy of Annex 1 to the Service Regulation? Presumably, the party serving the document fills it in as opposed to the...
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11th Aug
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I need to serve a claim form in an EU Member State. Given coronavirus (COVID-19), what do I need to think about? What are likely to be barriers in...
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Produced in partnership with Ryan Hocking of Gatehouse Chambers 10th Aug
Q&As
A defendant in Cyprus has expressly agreed to accept service by email. Do I still need to make an application for permission to serve the claim form...
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10th Aug
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Where a defendant has been in an unknown prison and it is not clear whether they remain in prison or have been released, is it possible to serve on...
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1st Aug
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Is court permission to serve out required to serve a claim form in the USA?A claim form can only be served outside England and Wales without the...
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1st Aug
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Do you have guidance on service of a US Summons in England (ie what does the US firm have to do to ensure effective service)?What service regime...
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1st Aug
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Can you serve a claim form against someone where their usual residence is a static caravan? If the caravan doesn't have a postcode, would this affect...
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Produced in partnership with David Willink of Lamb Chambers 1st Aug
Q&As
When serving a Part 7 claim form in the jurisdiction, do I need to take any special procedural steps given the claimant is domiciled outside the...
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Produced in partnership with Kayleigh Lindford of Clarke Willmott 1st Aug
Q&As
When the judgment creditor serves an interim charging order and application documents on the judgment debtor as required under CPR 73.7, is it...
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Produced in partnership with Kayleigh Lindford and Philip Roberts of Clarke Willmott 1st Aug
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If serving a claim form on an individual in Jamaica, is permission of the court required to serve out of the jurisdiction?This Q&A assumes that the...
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1st Aug
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Is permission required to serve proceedings in Guernsey?We have assumed that the proceedings have been issued in the courts of England and...
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1st Aug
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Where there is a contractual agreement on the method of service, do the provisions in CPR 6.11 apply or do the provisions in CPR 6.7 apply given the...
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Produced in partnership with James Tunley of Lamb Chambers 1st Aug
Q&As
Is there a difference between the day on which service is actually effected on the defendant and the day on which service is deemed to have...
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1st Aug
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Is there an official document which sets out the position of Bulgaria regarding the EU Service Regulation. Is it a signatory and do any...
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1st Aug

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