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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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The general rule—no costs recoveryThe general rule is that where a court order does not make any provision as to costs the parties are not entitled to...
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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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This Practice Note considers the requirement for completing Court Form N510 (Notice for service out of the jurisdiction where permission of the court...
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Produced in partnership with K & L Gates 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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A guide to specific terminology used in this Practice Note is provided—see below section titled ‘Key terms encountered when applying for a winding-up...
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Produced in partnership with Mark Hubbard of New Square Chambers 9th Nov
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Sanderson and Bullock orders—what are they?Sanderson and Bullock orders are co-defendant costs orders which may be appropriate in circumstances in...
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Produced in partnership with Nevil Phillips of Quadrant Chambers 9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers the position on interdict and interim interdict in Scotland. For guidance on:•some other forms of relief in Scottish...
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Produced in partnership with Jim Cormack of Pinsent Masons 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 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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[ON THE HEADED NOTEPAPER OF CLAIMANT’S SOLICITORS]FAO [RELEVANT NAME][NAME OF DEFENDANT OR DEFENDANT’S SOLICITOR IF KNOWN][ADDRESS LINE 1][ADDRESS...
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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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What are proprietary remedies?General principlesA proprietary remedy is one which attaches to specific property (as opposed to a ‘personal remedy’ ie...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note on Part 36 offers considers what happens when a Part 36 offer is responded to with a counter-offer, whether made under Part 36 or...
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Produced in partnership with Jake Coleman of Hailsham Chambers 9th Nov
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Note: this Practice Note is concerned only with the creation of binding legal relations by way of contract (whether in writing or orally) and is not...
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9th Nov
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Confidentiality is particularly important in the context of mediation to enable parties to participate fully. Mediations are covered by two different...
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9th Nov

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This Practice Note on Part 36 offers considers what happens when a Part 36 offer is responded to with a counter-offer, whether made under Part 36 or...
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Produced in partnership with Jake Coleman of Hailsham Chambers 27th Nov
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CPR 20.2(2)(a) defines an additional claim as any claim other than the claim by the claimant against the defendant and is distinguished from a...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 27th Nov
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Practice Note: Part 36 offers—when are Part 36 costs 'unjust'? considers when the court might disapply the ‘default’ Part 36 costs consequences by...
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26th Nov
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This Practice Note identifies the different means by which a settlement can be documented, namely by exchange of correspondence, contract, deed,...
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26th Nov
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This Practice Note considers the issues that can arise in determining when, precisely, a binding settlement of a dispute has been concluded.For...
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Produced in partnership with Helen Swaffield of Contract Law Chambers 26th Nov
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This Practice Note considers who should be involved in negotiating a settlement (including team negotiations), issues of confidentiality and subject...
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Produced in partnership with Helen Swaffield of Contract Law Chambers 26th Nov
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This Practice Note considers Part 36 offers, setting out some of the decisions dealing with the application of the provisions in Part 36 to disputes...
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Produced in partnership with Imran Benson of Hailsham Chambers 26th Nov
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CPR 36 sets out a self-contained procedural code relating to offers to settle made pursuant to its terms. CPR 36 offers are a powerful weapon in a...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 25th Nov
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Where a party makes a non-Part 36 offer then the general common law rules of contract law, with regard to offer and acceptance, apply.If you wish to...
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23rd Nov
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This Practice Note considers the costs position where parties have reached a settlement as to the underlying substantive dispute but have been unable...
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20th 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 when dealing with cross border...
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Produced in partnership with Helen Swaffield of Contract Law Chambers 20th Nov
Q&As
The impact of the Part 36 offer and the non-acceptance will depend on whether the old CPR 36 provisions apply or whether the new Part 36 provisions...
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20th Nov
Precedents
Without prejudice, save as to costs[Sir OR Madam],[insert name of agreement]: [insert client name] and [insert counter-party name]1We refer to our...
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20th Nov
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Without prejudice, save as to costs[Sir OR Madam],[insert name of agreement]: [insert client name] and [insert counter-party name]1We refer to our...
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20th Nov
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Unlike a settlement arrived at after proceedings have been issued, where the parties agree to settle their dispute before proceedings have been...
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Produced in partnership with Helen Swaffield of Contract Law Chambers 18th Nov
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This Practice Note identifies the different forms which an offer to settle a dispute may take, from open offer letters and Calderbank (without...
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18th Nov
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This Practice Note considers the effect of a settlement agreement on litigation, as to settlement preventing further litigation (and the exceptions to...
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18th Nov
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This Practice Note considers the circumstances in which a settlement agreement may be set aside, including on the grounds of validity, whether by...
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18th Nov
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This Practice Note considers the effect of the settlement with regard to general principles of contract interpretation and the implication of terms,...
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18th Nov

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