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29 November 2021 Moving on from COVID: Legal considerations in a Post-Pandemic World

There are several considerations for senior leaders and governors/trustees of schools to keep in mind as we go forward.

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24 November 2021 Recovering School Fees? Don’t forget about the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims

Schools will need to comply with the requirements of the PAPDC or potentially face financial consequences. This article provides an overview of the PAPDC and explains how it applies to schools.

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Legal update

7 October 2021 Recovering monies from an individual? Don’t forget about the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims

The PAPDC does not apply to business to business debt only if the debtor is a sole trader. Much more information is required under the PAPDC within a letter of claim and debtors should be given more time to respond along with an opportunity to make payment proposals throughout the pre-action process.

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13 September 2021 Terminating a contract: what steps do Education providers need to take?

Ending a contract can be a tricky task especially when you do not know where to begin.

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Legal update

21 April 2021 Litigators beware! Recent changes to Part 36 Offers

The Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2021 (‘the CPAR 2021’) introduces a new Civil Procedure Rule 36.5(5) to clarify the issue of interest after the expiry of Part 36 offers.

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Legal update

2 March 2021 Significant changes to trial witness statements: Practice Direction 57AC - what do you need to know?

What are the key changes to Practice Direction 57AC and Statement of Best Practice, and what are the challenges for legal representatives?

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Legal update

21 June 2019 Extending the scope of fixed recoverable costs: Ministry of Justice consultation

In March 2019, the Ministry of Justice launched a formal consultation (which came to an end on 6 June 2019) aimed at extending the use of fixed recoverable costs in civil claims.

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12 October 2017 Automatic right for an order for specific disclosure? Not without justification

The application made by the claimant in Hutchison 3G UK Ltd v EE Ltd (2017) for an order for specific disclosure against the defendant was refused by the court.

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Blog

21 August 2017 Loser pays the winner's costs? Not when a statutory demand is served prematurely

The High Court exercised its discretion relating to an application to set aside a statutory demand and made a cost order against the respondent solicitors.

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Blog

5 July 2017 Can witness statements be made public prior to trial?

In Jeffrey Ross Blue v Michael James Wallace Ashley & Times Newspapers LTD [2017] the Court considered whether witness statements prepared for trial and included in an interim hearing bundle could be made available to the public in advance.

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