DRAFT JUDGMENTS MUST NOT BE DISCLOSED: COURT OF APPEAL EXPRESSES ITS VIEWS IN STRONGEST POSSIBLE TERMS

Draft judgments are often sent to parties in advance. These are sent on confidential terms in O’Connell -v- Rollings [2014]  EWCA Civ 806 the Court of Appeal made it clear that wider disclosure of drafts should not be made. THE JUDGMENT…

PROCEDURE: THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR MONDAY & TUESDAY ON THIS BLOG & TWITTER

There are important developments this week.  You should be able to follow those on this blog or the associated twitter account @CivilLitTweet. COURT OF APPEAL HEARING ON RELIEF FROM SANCTIONS I hope that the arguments employed in the Court of…

DON'T BANK ON BEING ABLE TO ADDUCE EXPERT EVIDENCE THREE WEEKS BEFORE TRIAL

The case of Warners Retail Ltd -v- National Westminster Bank (Rose J 09/06/2014) is briefly reported on Lawtel this morning. It concerns the applicability of the Mitchell principles and the overriding objective to a very late application to adduce expert…