Civil Procedure Rules are amended to provide for ‘buffer’ orders
You may recall that in our February edition of Accountability we highlighted the strict approach being taken by the courts when time limits and deadlines set by court orders, rules and practice directions were not met and when applications for relief from sanctions were being made as a result.
Parties have been understandably concerned about their ability to agree extensions of time with an opponent, where an automatic sanction applies to a failure to comply with the court order or rule in question…
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