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Injunction – service

June 2022 | Procedure

The HC heard an interesting case in which the judge summarised the issue thus: ‘ The principal issue of contention between the parties is, after the introduction of the new CPR Part 81 in October 2020, whether (unless the Court permits alternative service or dispenses with service) an injunction order is required to be served …

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Poor witness statements – again

June 2022 | Procedure

We reported in our March 2022 edition (p26) on an HC case in which the court ordered a defective witness statement to be replaced with a revised statement. It seems that the changes to the requirements for witness statements are still causing practitioners problems as the HC has recently heard another case on the same …

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Commercial Court – practice note

May 2022 | Procedure

A Commercial Court Practice Note was issued in September 2020, focusing particularly on half-day hearings, which was designed to address the ongoing concerns regarding the ‘noticeable increase in the number of applications and trials for which inaccurate reading and hearing time estimates have been provided’. On 29 March 2022 a further Practice Note was issued …

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