MITCHELL: LINKS TO USEFUL ARTICLES AND POSTS

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THIS POST CONTAINS THE DECISIONS RELATING TO MITCHELL AND THE CASES THAT FOLLOWED IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARDS. LATER LINKS CAN BE FOUND AT DISCUSSIONS OF MITCHELL AT http://civillitigationbrief.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/mitchell-links-to-articles-and-posts/

WHAT IS ON THIS POST

1. Zenith Chambers.

2. Individual bloggers.

3. Barrister’s chambers.

4. Solicitor’s firms.

5. Legal Journals.

6. Discussions of Durrant.

7.  Post Mitchell decisions.

8.  E-disclosure and Mitchell.

(Links do not mean approval. However I am working on the principle that all discussion and commentary is useful)

 BLOGS AND ARTICLES ON MITCHELL

You may find useful.

ZENITH CHAMBERS

My colleague Nicki Phillipson’s article at

http://www.zenithchambers.co.uk/cms/document/CA_Mitchell_Judgment_Summary.pdf

Also the “Jackson Corner” provides regular updates on all aspects of civil procedure.http://www.zenithchambers.co.uk/site/the_jackson_corner/

 

INDIVIDUAL BLOGGERS

Kerry Underwood’s blog at http://kerryunderwood.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/grim-day-for-justice-mitchell-considered/ the discussion section underneath the post itself has some trenchant observations, not all of the same mind.

John Hayes at http://www.johnmhayes.co.uk/blog/mitchell-v-news-group-newspapers-yet-more-costs-budgeting-and-relief-from-sanctions-woes/

The UK Human Rights Blog discusses it at http://ukhumanrightsblog.com/2013/11/27/plebgate-and-costs-budgets-the-sun-off-the-hook-for-big-bucks/

Nigel Poole QC comments at http://nigelpooleqc.blogspot.co.uk/

PI Blawg at http://www.piblawg.co.uk/post/2013/11/28/Plebgate-budgets-relief-from-sanctions-and-a-new-kind-of-justice.aspx

Andrew Hogan, costs barrister,  has a post “Sun wot won in” (again his words not mine) athttp://costsbarrister.co.uk/

Nearly Legal enters the pithy title contest with “For Whom the Bell Tolls” at http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog/2013/11/for-whom-the-bell-tolls/

BARRISTER’S CHAMBERS

Charles Bagot of Hardwicke Chambers writes at http://www.hardwicke.co.uk/insights/articles/ramifications-of-the-mitchell-costs-appeal

4 New Square have a discussion at http://www.4newsquare.com/files/Mitchell_v_Newsgroup_Article.pdf

Temple Garden Chambers have a discussion at http://tgchambers.com/media/74726/mitchell_note_on_judgment.pdf

13 KBW have an article by Deidre Godwin at http://www.13kbw.co.uk/articles/andrew-mitchell-mp-v-news-group-newspapers-limited-digest-and-comment-on-judgment-of-the-court-of-appeal-(27-11-13).pdf

9 Gough Square have a short discussion of the case at http://www.9goughsquare.co.uk/news/828/

Littleton Chambers have a short bulletin summary of the original judgment and appeal decision athttp://www.littletonchambers.com/latest-comments/the-court-of-appeal%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2s-clear-message-on-new-costs-regime.aspx

Pump Court Chambers on “Sighs but no Relief” at http://www.pumpcourtchambers.com/blog/court-appeal-rule-andrew-mitchell-costs-case-%E2%80%9Csigh-no-relief%E2%80%9D

Sovereign Chambers have a discussion at http://www.sovereignchambers.co.uk/news/2013/11/28/311-david-partington-s-unique-take-on-the-mitchell-decision

Farrar’s Building discuss the Mitchell decision under the heading “Tidings of Comfort and Joy”  at http://www.farrarsbuilding.co.uk/latestDetail.php?Personal-Injury-Update—December-2013-203

SOLICITOR’S FIRMS

Kennedys write (with a useful list of do’s and dont’s) at http://m.kennedys-law.com/casereview/stricterapproachjackson/

HLF Law write at http://www.hlf-law.co.uk/content/plebgate-appeal-decision-restricts-andrew-mitchells-recoverable-costs-to-2000-00/

BLP at http://www.blplaw.com/expert-legal-insights/articles/cost-budgeting-whipped-into-shape-court-of-appeal-delivers-judgment-in-mitchell-v-ngn/

Bargate Murray at http://www.bargatemurray.com/archives/1726

DWF at http://www.dwf.co.uk/news/legal-updates/court-of-appeal-bares-its-teeth-on-delay

Pinsent Masons review the case at http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2013/november/court-of-appeal-warns-of-change-in-culture-as-it-upholds-cost-sanctions-against-andrew-mitchell/

Hugh James have a “plebs” guide to civil procedure (their words not mine) at http://www.hughjames.com/blogs/blog_library/2013/november/a_%E2%80%9Cpleb%E2%80%99s%E2%80%9D_guide_to_procedure.aspx#.UpkNXsRdWHh

And Neil Rose’s blog on the issues is at http://www.litigationfutures.com/news/mitchell-costs-ruling-reaction

Altlaw on “Plebgate and Jackson Collide” at http://altlaw.info/2013/11/tough-love-plebgate-and-jackson-collide/

Berrymans Lace Mawer pick up the plebs theme with “Plebs Procedure and Punishment” at http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog/2013/11/for-whom-the-bell-tolls/

Charles Russell discuss the matter at http://www.charlesrussell.co.uk/UserFiles/file/pdf/Commercial%20Dispute%20Resolution/Mitchell_v_NGN.pdf

Kennedys favour the plebgate theme at http://www.blackletterpr.co.uk/news/kennedys-response-to-plebgate/

Stephens Scown have a short discussion at http://www.stephens-scown.co.uk/blog/2013/11/court-of-appeal-upholds-strict-costs-rule-in-mitchell-case/

Also going with the plebgate theme are Anthony Gold at https://anthonygold.co.uk/latest/comment/the-mitchell-decision-the-new-approach-to-relief-from-sanctions

Mills & Reeve consider the Mitchell case in the context of whether a claimant can issue again and have a “second bite of the cherry” at http://www.mills-reeve.com/jacksonandabuseofprocess/

Wragge & Co have an analysis at http://www.wragge.com/analysis_10705.asp#.UpoossRdWHg

Bond Dickinson state, bluntly, “file your cost budget or rue the day” at http://www.bonddickinson.com/insight/publications/file-your-costs-budget-or-rue-day

Shepperd-Wedderburn may betray the age (or musical tastes) of the writer in their discussion “The Times they are a-changing” athttp://www.shepwedd.co.uk/knowledge/times-they-are-changing-compliance-post-jackson-world

Myerson have a short discussion at  http://www.myerson.co.uk/costs-warning-andrew-mitchell-denied-his-legal-costs

Deborah Burke Costing has a summary at http://www.dbcosting.co.uk/blog/mitchell-and-the-court-of-appeal

Taylor Walton discuss the “harsh” decision at http://www.taylorwalton.co.uk/blog/mitchell-v-newsgroup/

Mills & Reeve discuss “a less tolerant handmaiden” at

http://www.mills-reeve.com/pubs/xpqPublicationDetailMR.aspx?xpST=PubDetail&pub=1643

Davenport Lyons has a summary of the case at http://www.davenportlyons.com/news/news-stories/mitchell_v_news_group_newspapers/

Walker Morris ponder the “grave mistake” at http://www.walkermorris.co.uk/business-insights/one-law-firms-mistake-becomes-grave-lesson-litigators#.Up48aYKu0hU.twitter

Keoghs adopt the apt epithet “The Clock is Ticking” http://www.keoghs.co.uk/Blogs/The-clock-is-ticking-

Eversheds reinforce the point that there is a strict approach to court rules ahttp://www.eversheds.com/global/en/what/articles/index.page?ArticleID=en/Retail/Court_of_Appeal_reinforces_strict_approach_to_Court_rules17122013

DWF Dicuss the Mitchell principles, particularly in the context of construction disputes at

http://www.dwf.co.uk/news/legal-updates/proportionality-of-costs-post-jackson-reforms

David Marshall of Anthony Gold solicitors writes on Mitchell at https://anthonygold.co.uk/latest/comment/the-mitchell-decision-the-new-approach-to-relief-from-sanctions

LEGAL JOURNALS

The Law Society Gazette’s article is at http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/practice/experts-wriggle-room-gone-after-mitchell-ruling/5038965.article

Neil Rose at Litigation Futures writes at http://www.litigationfutures.com/news/court-appeal-sends-clear-message-dismissing-plebgate-appeal

The New Law Journal article is at http://www.newlawjournal.co.uk/nlj/content/plebgate-costs-ruling-published

The Lawyer is at http://www.thelawyer.com/news/practice-areas/litigation-news/coa-rejects-plebgate-appeal-restricts-libel-costs-budget-to-2000/3013081.article

HSF comment at http://hsf-litigationnotes.com/2013/11/27/court-of-appeal-sends-clear-message-on-need-for-strict-compliance-in-mitchell-decision/

Legal Week Law at http://www.legalweeklaw.com/abstract/mitchell-news-plebgate-costs-budgets-true-jackson-reforms-19575?from=editorpick

Dispute Resolution at http://lexisweb.co.uk/blog/dr/mitchell-decision-sends-clear-message-to-litigators-says-murray-heining/?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=socialmedia&utm_campaign=DRPSLtwitter_post27NovMurrayHeining

John Hyde argues that the decision is not as draconian as at first blush at http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/mitchell-ruling-is-not-quite-zero-tolerance/5038968.article

David Hart QC writes in legalweek.com at http://www.legalweek.com/legal-week/blog-post/2309813/plebgate-and-costs-budgets-the-sun-off-the-hook-for-big-bucks

Just Costs have an article at http://www.justcosts.com/component/content/article/10-news-events/livenews/266-budget-nightmares-come-true-for-solicitors

There is an article in the Insurance Times in relation to the increased costs of indemnity premiums at http://www.insurancetimes.co.uk/plebgate-could-cause-rise-in-professional-indemnity-premiums/1405948.article#

Legal Business has a discussion, with comments, at http://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/index.php/lb-blog-view/1551-no-pay-for-delay-court-of-appeal-holds-firm-on-costs-decision-in-plebgate-case

Litigation Futures have a series of responses at http://www.litigationfutures.com/news/mitchell-costs-ruling-reaction

Lexis Nexis Dispute Resolution have a short article about Mitchell and cases under the Costs Pilot Schemes at  http://lexisweb.co.uk/blog/dr/mitchell-analysis-pilot-schemes/?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=socialmedia&utm_campaign=DRPSLtwitter_post28NovMitchell

The Association of Costs Lawyers also adopt the “plebgate” theme at http://www.associationofcostslawyers.co.uk/news/acl-e-bulletin/dyson-dismisses-mitchell-appeal

Litigation Futures has “The Mitchell Fallout” at http://www.icontact-archive.com/SlwQwQIDiBFJiSFFYrwz6cD0VG1K28l7?w

The Law Society Gazette has a short article on the “Fall Out from Mitchell” by Andy Ellis  at http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/analysis/fallout-from-mitchell-judgment/5039032.article

The Association of Costs Lawyers has a useful review at http://www.associationofcostslawyers.co.uk/news/acl-e-bulletin/mitchell-in-the-media

The Press Gazette carries an article on the subject which deals with the subject of what Mr Mitchell’s legal team are going to do nowhttp://www.pressgazette.co.uk/plebgate-case-blunder-will-not-cost-andrew-mitchell-legal-team-vow-continue-libel-fight-sun

The Financial Times deals with the costs of the appeal themselves and the consequences at  http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/577796da-5756-11e3-9624-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2mgtV7e4q

Civil and Commercial Cost Lawyers have an interesting take with a consideration of the duties that the defendant still owes in the Mitchell case http://www.civilandcommercial.com/news-and-updates/the-butterfly-effect.cshtml

Rachel Rothwell writes on “Life after Mitchell” in the Law Society Gazette at http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/practice/life-after-mitchell/5039161.article

Lexis Nexis  Dispute Resolution interview Nicolas Bacon (Leading Counsel for the defendant in the Mitchell case)  athttp://lexisweb.co.uk/blog/dr/nicholas-bacon-qc-on-costs-budgets-and-applications-for-relief-from-sanctions/

There is an article discussing the particular problems for litigants in person at http://consumercreditlitigationanddebtcollection.wordpress.com/2013/12/14/the-cpr-and-the-post-jackson-approach/

Litigation Futures reports a case which deals with the issue of Mitchell and Part 36 offers at http://www.litigationfutures.com/news/what-comes-first-mitchell-ruling-part-36

The Solicitors Journal considers whether litigation is the “new conveyancing” at http://www.solicitorsjournal.com/legal-profession/courts/post-jackson-litigation-new-conveyancing

The Local Government Lawyer discusses the case as a “grave lesson for litigators” at http://www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=16501%3Aone-law-firms-mistake-becomes-a-grave-lesson-for-litigators&catid=56&Itemid=24

There is an article by David Burrows in Family Law at http://www.familylaw.co.uk/articles/evidence-practice-and-procedure-relief-from-sanctions-after-mitchell-and-durrant

DISCUSSION OF DURRANT

Litigation Futures discusses the Durrant case at http://www.litigationfutures.com/news/court-appeal-takes-first-opportunity-hammer-home-lessons-mitchell

The New Law Journal also discusses the Durrant case athttp://www.newlawjournal.co.uk/nlj/content/strict-costs-decision-cites-mitchell

The Law Society Gazette has a discussion of the case.  It is interesting to read the comments by Jeff Zindani underneath the main article.http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/analysis/comment-and-opinion/relief-from-sanctions-more-tough-action/law/court-of-appeal-cites-mitchell-to-refuse-relief/5039209.article

Herbert Smith Freehills have a discussion of the Durrant case at http://hsf-litigationnotes.com/2013/12/17/court-of-appeal-applies-mitchell-guidance-and-finds-defendant-cannot-rely-on-witness-evidence-served-late/

Rachel Rothwell writes in the Law Society Gazette att http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/analysis/comment-and-opinion/relief-from-sanctions-more-tough-action/5039240.article

My own article in the Local Government Lawyer at http://www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=16681%3Acourt-of-appeal-rules-again-on-relief-from-sanctions&catid=49%3Acomment-a-analysis-articles&Itemid=1

POST-MITCHELL DECISIONS

Litigation Futures considers the Karbari case and its implications for late service of witness statements at http://www.litigationfutures.com/news/high-court-refuses-relief-bid-serve-late-witness-statement-issues-note-caution

Temple Garden Chambers have a summary of a case where relief from sanctions was granted following a failure to serve notice of funding http://www.tgchambers.com/news/hot-off-the-press.aspx

Litigation Futures considers the Forstater case (relief from sanctions for failing to serve notice of funding) at http://www.litigationfutures.com/news/high-court-grants-relief-sanctions
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Clyde & Co have a weekly update which discusses three of the post-Mitchell relief from sanctions cases at http://www.clydeco.com/uploads/Files/Publications/2013/CC004466_(Re)Insurance_Weekly_Update_20_12_13.pdf

http://www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=16681%3Acourt-of-appeal-rules-again-on-relief-from-sanctions&catid=49%3Acomment-a-analysis-articles&Itemid=1

DWF have a useful summary of post-Mitchell decisions at‎

E-DISCOVERY AND MITCHELL

Damian Murphy writes on Mitchell in the context of e-disclosure at “There’s a chill wind blowing.” http://edisclosurelaw.com/2013/12/02/theres-a-chill-wind-blowing/

Chris Dale writes in general terms about the hiatus caused by Mitchell in the e-discovery world at

http://chrisdale.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/a-reporting-hiatus-in-a-bustling-ediscovery-edisclosure-world/ …

My own article on e-disclosure and sanctions appears in the Society for Computers and the Law at  https://www.scl.org/site.aspx?i=ed33521