THE CIVIL PROCEDURE BACK TO BASICS SERIES 20: A RECAP

The purpose of this series is to provide short and basic summaries of some of the key points of civil procedure. Often a post is due to an observation made in a recent case, a comment on Twitter or a…

I am grateful to Thomas Riis-Bristow, Associate Solicitor at Irwin Mitchell, for sending me a copy of the judgment of Mr Justice Lavender in McDermott -v- Inhealth Limited (19/07/2018),  This deals with the issue of the appropriate costs order when…

BACK TO BASICS 18: WHEN IS A GOOD TIME TO APPLY TO EXTEND THE CLAIM FORM? NEVER, JUST NEVER

An enquiry today related to service of the claim form. What was the best way to get at extension of time.  My answer was short. Applying to extend claim forms is a form of (basically reckless) gambling.  Defendants can always…