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Terms of CFA descriptive, not prescriptive

RCJ Sun Side View 22/06/2018

In the matter of Drew Malone v. Birmingham Community NHS Trust [2018] EWCA Civ 137, the Court of Appeal had to decide whether the terms of the Claimant’s CFA, which referred to a claim against the Home Office precluded costs being recovered from the Defendant NHS Trust.

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Scope of the “Slip Rule” considered

Charging Order Act 275X100 05/06/2018

In the Matter of Santos-Albert v. Ochi [2018] EWHC 1277 (Ch), Mr Justice Snowden considered whether amendments made by District Judge Fine to a final charging order had been within the scope of her powers under CPR 40.12 (the “Slip Rule”).

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When in doubt: delegate

HMCTS 25/05/2018

The Ministry of Justice has revealed the Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill (“the Bill”), which received its first reading in the House of Lords on 23 May 2018.

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Relief in securing retrospective permission

Barristers Going Into Court 275X100 04/05/2018

In the matter of Wilton UK Ltd v. Shuttleworth and Others [2018] EWHC 911 (Ch) His Honour Judge Davis-White QC (sitting as a Judge of the Chancery Division) had to decide whether or not to grant the Claimant permission to continue company derivative proceedings pursuant to s.263 Companies Act.

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