Another one bites the dust – life post Jackson and “Mitchell” – Sovereign Chambers

Posted January 22nd, 2014 in appeals, civil procedure rules, disclosure, news, sanctions by sally

‘This is an important case on the question of the correct approach where there has been default in respect of a sanction imposed by the court under the new “post- Jackson” regime, both in terms of the appropriate structure of applications for relief against sanctions. The Court of Appeal overturned the decision of the deputy high court judge and refused to entertain a second application for relief against sanctions where a previous judge had ordered that the defence and counterclaim be struck out.
The history of litigation and orders is slightly complex but has to be understood.’

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Sovereign Chambers, 20th January 2014