Don’t Be Late! Court finds a genuine mistake is no justification

16 January 2019

In a timeous reminder of the importance of adhering to court deadlines, in BMCE Bank International Plc v Phoenix Commodities PVT Ltd & Anor the court refused an application for relief from sanctions where a costs budget was served late a consequence of which the defaulting party was to be limited to only recovering court fees in the event of success at trial. This was despite an undertaking by the defaulting party’s solicitors to cover both parties’ costs on an indemnity basis for the CCMC and a further CCMC if required, regardless of the outcome of those hearings.

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Justice delayed is justice denied: the Shorter Trials Scheme and Flexible Trials Scheme are here to stay

3 October 2018

Following a successful three year pilot, the Shorter Trials Scheme (STS) and Flexible Trials Scheme (FTS) are becoming permanent. From 1 October 2018, companies will be able to utilise the STS and FTS in all Business and Property Courts nationwide, bringing exciting alternatives to full-blown litigation for businesses wishing to resolve disputes quickly and affordably.

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The appeal of being prepared to appeal

10 September 2018

In harassment proceedings brought against the Daily Mail by Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring in connection with her red and white candy stripe coloured house, the Court of Appeal highlights the importance of following procedure when applying for permission to appeal.

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