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Ministry of Justice Consults on Default Judgments

Shutterstock 675367690 12/01/2018

The MoJ’s consultation seeks to canvas views on the effectiveness and appropriateness of the current process with particular focus on whether limits should be placed on the circumstances where an individual may have a default judgment entered against them without their knowledge.

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Calling in Sick

Leaning White Books 05/01/2018

Yisroel Greenburg, advocate on the Southeastern Circuit, considers the High Court’s decision in Mulalley & Company Ltd v Regent Building Services Ltd & Anor [2017] EWHC 2962 (Ch) and when an adjournment may be permitted on medical grounds.

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MOJ Publish Civil Justice Statistics

RCJ2 14/12/2017

The Ministry of Justice has published the county court statistics for the 3rd quarter of 2017. They reveal a significant increase in the number of specified and unspecified money claims being issued over the last 12 months (13% and 10% respectively).

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Guidance on Proportionate Costs

Leaning White Books 24/11/2017

A decision of Mr Justice Nugee to make a costs management order during the course of the “HBOS Shareholder” litigation, Sharp & others v. Lloyds Banking Group & Others [2017] EWHC 141, has recently been published.

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