This Practice Note examines the duty of candour in judicial review, with a particular focus on the defendant’s obligations. All parties to judicial review proceedings are under a general duty of candour to disclose facts and information relevant to the proceedings. The general duty of candour places a particular burden on public authorities to evidence relevant information in order for the court to evaluate the facts, without being reminded to do so. Failure to disclose, even where the information will assist the claimant’s case, can lead to specific disclosure requests and affect the outcome of the case including punitive cost orders.
This Practice Note considers the issue of bringing a claim in a foreign currency. In doing so it explains the underlying case law as to whether a claim can be brought in a foreign currency and how to bring such a claim. It also considers how a defendant can challenge a claim brought in a foreign currency.
This Practice Note sets out the practical considerations that local authority landlords need to consider when faced with a housing disrepair claim in England. It sets out the basis for a repair claim, and the practical steps that need to be taken when dealing with a claim.
This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Sri Carmichael and Sarah Clarke of Hardwicke Chambers, covers appeals against orders made in civil directors’ disqualification proceedings in England and Wales. It looks at when an appeal may be made, what court to bring the appeal in, and the process to be followed.
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