David Partington’s unique take on the Mitchell decision – Sovereign Chambers

Posted December 3rd, 2013 in appeals, budgets, civil procedure rules, costs, news by sally

‘The ramifications of “Plebgate” rumble on, not merely in the corridors of Whitehall and “the Met.” Much more seriously (some would say) it has now impinged into the arena of the “Jackson Reforms” and sanctions for relief against failure to abide by the Civil Procedure Rules in general. Andrew Mitchell MP v News Group Newspapers Limited (citation above) took place in the context of costs budgeting and the failure to provide the necessary budget in time, but it is also an important case with wider implications concerning the approach of the court to failures to comply with orders or directions of the Court or procedures of the CPR post “Jackson”. Many practitioners will be alarmed by the result.’

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Sovereign Chambers, 28th November 2013

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