Time, time, time, look what’s become of me – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 3rd, 2012 in courts, human rights, news, time limits by sally

“In law, time can be everything. Every lawyer will have experienced waking up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat at the realisation that a time limit has been missed. Courts often have the discretion to extend litigation time limits, such as under rule 3.1 of the Civil Procedure Rules, but simple mistakes by lawyers rarely generate sympathy from judges. Even scarier, judges sometimes do not even have the power to extend time at all, however unfair the circumstances. The idea is to encourage certainty and predictability in the legal system.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 2nd May 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com