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Civil procedure and the CPR: collateral oral agreements

In the final article of his three part review, DAS LawAssist consultant David Chalk outlines the relationship between the general law of contract and the rules applicable in civil procedure, and finds that collateral oral agreements can be taken into account by the court and the failure to use "subject to contract" in negotiation leads to binding settlements

PACE update

Vivien Cochrane and Claire Hegarty advise on search warrants and the use of section 59 CJPA when a PACE warrant has been quashed

Strand academy

If civil justice were like education, what would the end-of-year report for summer 2014 say? Francesca Kaye takes an alternative look at civil justice performance in the past year

Civil procedure, the CPR and the principles of the law of contract

In the second article of his three part review, DAS LawAssist consultant David Chalkoutlines the relationship between the general law of contract and the rules applicable in civil procedure. Here he finds original settlements can be overturned when there is an unknown mental capacity of the claimant

Wilful neglect or mistreatment?

Healthcare professionals should have little to fear from a new criminal offence if they are already prioritising their patients’ needs, says Laura Thompson

The general law is not always applicable in civil procedure

In part one of a three part review, DAS LawAssist consultant David Chalk outlines the relationship between the general law of contract and the rules applicable in civil procedure. He finds in some perhaps surprising instances, that the general law is found not to apply

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