ACTION WAS STATUTE BARRED AND AN ABUSE OF PROCESS: THE COURT WILL NOT SIMPLY REFEREE WHATEVER GAME A CLAIMANT WANTS TO PLAY

In Schweppe -v- Closier [2017] EWHC 1486 (TCC) Mr Justice Coulson struck out an action on the grounds it was statute barred and represented an abuse of process.  The judgment is worth reading because it reviews the principles relating to…

THE EXISTENCE OF PART 36 OFFERS MEANT THAT COSTS  WERE RESERVED TO THE END OF THE CASE

In Interactive Technology Corporation Limited -v- Ferster [2017] EWGC 1510 (Ch) Mr Justice Morgan held that the existence of Part 36 offers by the defendants meant that the issue of costs after a preliminary hearing had to be reserved to…