Extensions of time for witness statements post Mitchell and Lloyd ~ Don’t be caught out – 11 Stone Buildings

Posted February 14th, 2014 in civil procedure rules, consent orders, news, time limits, witnesses by sally

‘The recent decision in MA A Lloyd & Sons Ltd v PPC International Ltd [2014] EWHC 41 (QB) provides that parties who agree to extend time for service of witness statements must also apply to the Court for an order by consent. A mere written agreement is not sufficient. In the post-Mitchell, post-Lloyd world, parties are increasingly unlikely to agree extensions of time. Tom Shepherd considers the decision in Lloyd and highlights some practical pointers which parties who need to make or respond to an application to extend time for witness statements can consider. He also explains why this decision leaves us with a few unresolved questions.’

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11 Stone Buildings, February 2014

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