Strictly compliance — orders and rules must be obeyed
Following the introduction of the Jackson reforms in April 2013, many practitioners questioned just how strictly the courts would enforce compliance with the Civil Procedure Rules, practice direction and court orders post implementation.
The first post-reforms Court of Appeal decision dismissing the ‘plebgate’ costs appeal in Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Ltd has just answered that question. Enforcement will be robust. Litigators have been warned: failure to comply, for which there is no good reason, will not usually attract relief from sanction.
The proceedings relate to the high-profile defamation claim brought by Andrew Mitchell MP following The Sun’s coverage of the ‘Plebgate’ scandal. The proceedings were subject to the costs budgeting pilot (PD 51D of the Civil Procedure Rules) for defamation proceedings, which required the parties to discuss their budgets and exchange and file the budgets (in precedent HA format) not less than seven days before the case management hearing…
If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Wragge & Co briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.
Sign in or Register to continue reading this article
It's quick, easy and free!
It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.Register now
Why register to The Lawyer
In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.
Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.
Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.
More relevant to you
To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.
News from Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co
HMRC can refuse to pay a refund of overpaid VAT to a supplier.
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s finance litigation experts bring you the latest on the cases and issues affecting the lending industry.