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PCOL Problems in South Wales

Green White Books 275 X100 11/11/2016

We have recently become aware of an issue where PCOL (Possession Claim Online) has been generating hearing notices for new claims at the County Courts at Bridgend and Neath, despite these Courts having been closed.

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May the enforce be with you (or not)

Leaning White Books 04/11/2016

Head of Advocacy Patrick Le Bas looks at the requirements for obtaining a warrant of possession in circumstances where a suspended possession order has been breached in light of the recent case of Cardiff City Council v Lee [2016] EWCA Civ 1034.

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Claimant Drops Case But Wins Costs

County Court 275X100 28/10/2016

Jeff Zitron, advocate on the South Eastern circuit, discusses the perils of not complying with pre-action protocols, as demonstrated by the recent County Court Judgment in Chapman v Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (the County Court at Bolton, 15th June 2016, Claim No: B74YM281)

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Further Guidance on McKenzie Friends

RCJ2 16/09/2016

In his recent judgment in Leigh Ravenscroft v. Canal and River Trust [2016] EWHC 2282 (Ch), Chief Master Marsh considered whether an individual should be entitled to act as McKenzie Friend for the Claimant and if so, whether the McKenzie Friend should then be granted permission to conduct litigation and act as their advocate.

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