News & articals on civil litigation
Every stage of litigation is subject to close judicial scrutiny and disobedience to case management orders can prove fatal. In one striking example, a nine-figure claim in respect of an abortive
There is a tendency to believe that legal time limits are flexible and can be extended – but that is by no means always the case. The point was made by
Even the courts can fall victim to fraud and certainly did so in one case in which a disbarred barrister deceived family judges on a wholesale basis into believing that they
The estate agents sued two defendants, claiming to be entitled to commission on the £25 million sale of a London home. Following a case management conference, a judge directed simultaneous exchange of witness statements by a particular time and date. However, amidst much wrangling over disclosure of evidence, the deadline came and went without compliance by any of the parties.
The estate agents proposed a consensual extension of the deadline...