Dispute Resolution

Trying to get to grips with the law underlying your dispute? Looking at trying to settle? Puzzled by costs and funding reforms? Out of your depth on jurisdiction issues?

Whatever the challenge, LexisPSL Dispute Resolution is the place to start.

Our team of experienced lawyers give you the answers you need, in a way that’s easy to digest. You get clear, concise practice notes – with direct links to the relevant judgments and legislation you need. Checklists and flowcharts to guide you through legal or procedural issues. Precedents, with practical explanations and drafting tips, to help you prepare the documents you need in less time.

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IntroductionA defendant may decide to make a submission of no case to answer after the claimant has indicated that it has closed its case and before...
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9th Nov
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Where a party to proceedings wishes to compel a witness to attend court or produce documents to the court, they may consider using a witness summons....
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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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While the primary remedy for contractual breach is that of damages (see Practice Note: Contractual damages—general principles and related content),...
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Produced in partnership with Zainab Hodgson of CMS 12th Jan
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This Practice Note considers what is meant by the phrase ‘deemed service’ in CPR 6.14 and its purpose when considered alongside the validity period of...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
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
Precedents
[ON YOUR LETTERHEAD][WITHOUT PREJUDICE SAVE AS TO COSTS][Insert date][Insert name and address of other party’s solicitor]Dear [insert contact...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note sets out the key steps in the mediation process from before, setting the scene at the mediation, private meetings during the...
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9th Nov
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The termination of a contract by reason of one party’s breach of contract arises as follows:•one party to the contract is in breach of contract•the...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers in detail when damages for loss of a chance (loss of an opportunity damages) may be recoverable, with reference to the...
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Produced in partnership with Anneliese Day QC and Christopher Knowles of Fountain Court Chambers 12th Jan
Precedents
Claim No. [insert claim number][IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE[BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS [OF ENGLAND AND WALES OR IN [insert location]]][Specify...
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Produced in partnership with Leigh Callaway of Fladgate 12th Jan
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This Practice Note provides guidance on claiming interest on judgment debts. For information on claiming interest when issuing a claim, see Practice...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day ie Friday 31 January 2020 has implications for practitioners considering the use of ADR as it may...
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9th Nov
Precedents
Before making an applicationDetermine when the defence is due to be filed. Any application to extend time should be made prior to that time period...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note should be considered in conjunction with:•Practice Note: Instructing an expert•Checklist—letter of instruction to expert•precedent:...
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9th Nov
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What is allocation?At an early stage in a claim, the court will provisionally allocate the claim to what it thinks is the most appropriate 'track' for...
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9th Nov

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Practice notes
IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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29th Jan
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU and EEA. Given the extensive data flows between the EEA and UK, equivalent EEA data...
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Produced in partnership with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 29th Jan
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU and EEA. This Practice Note introduces:•the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation...
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29th Jan
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU and EEA. Given the extensive data flows between the EEA and UK, equivalent EEA data...
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29th Jan
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered a Brexit implementation period. This Practice Note introduces the general...
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29th Jan
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered a Brexit implementation period. This Practice Note introduces the approach to...
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29th Jan
Practice notes
On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU and EEA. Given the extensive data flows between the EEA and UK, equivalent EEA data...
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29th Jan
Practice notes
On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered the Brexit implementation period. This Practice Note provides a high-level...
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29th Jan
Precedents
The purpose of the claim formThe claim form is the document used to start proceedings. It contains information relevant to the proceedings, including...
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Produced in partnership with David Hirst of 5RB 29th Jan
Practice notes
This Practice Note aims to assist dispute resolution practitioners seeking to understand the fast-moving changes to civil court processes and...
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29th Jan
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Abbreviations used in this Practice Note:•LIP—litigant in person•SCCO—Senior Court Costs OfficeCivil Procedure Rules (CPR) provisionsUnder CPR 46.5,...
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29th Jan
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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU has implications for practitioners considering which courts have jurisdiction. For general guidance on the...
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Produced in partnership with Cara North of Lipman Karas 29th Jan
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What is commercial third party litigation funding?Litigation funding means financing or funding litigation. There are various forms of retainer-based...
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29th Jan
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The provisions set out in various Court Guides, some of which are summarised below, are in addition to the provisions in the CPR and its practice...
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29th Jan
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This Practice Note provides guidance on conducting a reasonable search for standard disclosure under CPR 31.7. It answers the following key questions...
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29th Jan
Practice notes
Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU has implications for practitioners considering which courts have jurisdiction. For specific guidance, see...
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Produced in partnership with Cara North of Lipman Karas 29th Jan
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This Practice Note considers how to start a claim for misuse of private information (a privacy claim) in England and Wales on or after 1 January 2021....
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29th Jan
Practice notes
Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU has implications for practitioners in areas covered by this Practice Note, being applicable law, jurisdiction,...
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Produced in partnership with Sophie Eyre, Partner, Simon Phippard, of Counsel and Matthew Foote, Senior Associate of Bird & Bird LLP 29th Jan
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Rationale for the proportionality provisionsThe key rationale for the changes was set out in the Jackson Final Report as being: 'Access to justice is...
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29th Jan
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This Practice Note addresses the issues arising out of the Limitation Act 1980 (LA 1980) in relation to tort claims. It looks at limitation periods...
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29th Jan

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