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A Practical Approach to Breaches

SIDE RCJ 13/10/2017

The judgment of His Honour Judge Gosnell of in Hewitt v. Smith & Winslow Utilities Limited (2017), published on CivilLitigationBrief.com, appears to espouse a more practical – and perhaps less technical – approach to applications for relief from sanctions.

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Court Update

County Court 223X100 06/10/2017

Lambeth County Court There has recently been some confusion regarding housing matters being heard at Lambeth County Court. Officially, the Court closed last week, with its work transferred to Clerkenwell & Shoreditch; HMCTS list the court as no longer being in service.

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Each side must look after itself

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The judgment of His Honour Judge Pelling QC, sitting in the High Court, in Higgins & others v. ERC Accountants & Business Advisers Ltd & Others [2017] EWHC 2190 (Ch) is a reminder to legal representatives that they are not obliged to point out each others’ mistakes.

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Duties of Solicitors

RCJ Clerking Issuing Thumb 274X100 08/09/2017

Lord Justice Jackson’s judgment in the matter of Thomas v. Hugh James Ford Simey Solicitors [2017] EWCA Civ 1303 examines a solicitor’s duty to advise their clients of claims and will be of interest to all practitioners.

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What a relief: Mott & Anor v Long & Anor

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In the matter of Mott & Anor v Long & Anor [2017] EWHC 2130 (TCC) the Defendant’s solicitors obtained relief from sanctions after filing their costs budget 10 days late. The decision, which will inevitably draw comparison with the decision in Jagdish Lakhani v Ibrahim Sheikh Abadullah Mahmud [2017] EWHC 1713....

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