THE CIVIL PROCEDURE BACK TO BASICS SERIES 20: A RECAP
The purpose of this series is to provide short and basic summaries of some of the key points of civil procedure. Often a post is due to an observation made in a recent case, a comment on Twitter or a search term that has led to this blog. Sometimes it is from direct experience (I really have seen a witness statement where a claimant complains about the inadequacy of the defendant’s Part 36 offer).
- 1: The humble application: wording and timing.
- 2: “Evidence in support” of an application.
- 3: The statement of truth
- 4: What not to put in a witness statement “inadmissible and irrelevant opinion, submission, speculation and innuendo.”
- 5: Schedules and counter-schedules: Not a number-crunching exercise.
- 6: Non-disclosure of a Part 36 offer
- 7. Bundles: A chance to revisit “Sedley’s Laws”
- 8. Leaving Venom out of witness statements: a pen dropped in vitriol is going to cost you money.
- 9. The Court not entitled to reject written evidence unless it is “simply incredible”.
- 10. Challenging the authenticity of documents must be done promptly.
- 11. The difference between the “date of issue” for limitation purposes and the “date of issue” for the purpose of service.
- 12. The difference between a non-admission and a denial.
- 13. What is meant by witness credibility?
- 14. Service of the claim form on a solicitor.
- 15: Challenging the authenticity of documents: a primer.
- 16. Costs budgeting: The guidance notes on Precedent H.
- 17. When should a cost budget be filed: where things go wrong.
- 18. When is a good time to apply to extend the claim form? Never, just never.
- 19. Back to basics: costs budgeting when case is more than £25,000 but less than £50,000.