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Tribunal rejects costs application delayed by solicitors with “inexplicable” ignorance of rules

A costs application, delayed by over five months as a result of “elementary errors” by solicitors, has been rejected as out of time by the First Tier Tax Tribunal. The judge said the law firm’s ignorance of the tribunal rules was “inexplicable”.

July 12th, 2016 | No Comments »

High Court: “wholly unrealistic” to expect claimants to issue form on Christmas Eve

A High Court judge said it was “wholly unrealistic” for a law firm defending a breach of contract claim to expect solicitors to issue the claim form “just before or on Christmas Eve”. Roth J said The Khan Partnership was guilty of a “flagrant breach of the rules”.

June 16th, 2016 | No Comments »

Jackson: straightforward applications for time extensions not subject to Mitchell

‘Straightforward’ applications for time extensions, served within time, are not subject to the principles set out in Mitchell, Lord Justice Jackson has said in his first Court of Appeal ruling relating to his reforms.

May 19th, 2014 | No Comments »