The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day, ie Friday 31 January 2020, has implications for practitioners considering multiple defendants in cross border litigation. For guidance, see: Cross border considerations—checklist.
This Practice Note looks at issues arising when multiple defendants (or co-defendants) are involved in proceedings. It covers single lawyers representing all defendants, the level of co-operation required between the defendants, the extent to which one defendant can make a claim against another and how to add in new defendants.
For general guidance on the contents and filing of the defence, see Practice Note: Drafting the defence.
Where there is no conflict of interest, a lawyer may agree to represent more than one defendant in a claim.
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