When is a change more than a change?

Sometimes a claimant realises that it has made a mistake. Its case may be pleaded incorrectly, elements of its claim may be unsustainable or stronger claims could be available to it. With permission, amendments can be made but when do these changes become something more than a simple amendment?

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Over the course of this decade, electric vehicles look set to overtake petrol and diesel in terms of new vehicle sales. At least, this is the intention under the government’s Ten Point Plan – announced at the back end of 2020.

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