The end of late chopping and changing – New Law Journal

Posted April 22nd, 2013 in amendments, budgets, civil procedure rules, costs, news, pleadings, trials by sally

“‘We will amend at trial’ was one of the most common phrases in legal parlance. No more. It is evident on several fronts that the days of belated change, even well before trial, are over. I would go so far as to say that a practitioner failing to act at the earliest possible opportunity is now looking at a potential negligence claim. The robust new attitude demonstrated by Lord Justice Jackson and his cohorts has been applied to pleadings, experts and joinder.”

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New Law Journal, 18th April 2013