LET US JUST IGNORE THE PLEADED CASE (MY PLEADED CASE ANYWAY): WHEN THE PARTIES COULDN'T EVEN AGREE ON A STATEMENT OF ISSUES

LET US JUST IGNORE THE PLEADED CASE (MY PLEADED CASE ANYWAY): WHEN THE PARTIES COULDN’T EVEN AGREE ON A STATEMENT OF ISSUES

There is an interesting passage in the judgment of HHJ Klein (sitting as a judge of the High Court) in UK Learning Academy Ltd v The Secretary of State for Education [2018] EWHC 2915 (Comm). It relates to the statements of…

SETTING ASIDE A DEFAULT JUDGMENT DURING CLOSING SUBMISSIONS AT TRIAL: A “HIGHLY UNUSUAL CASE”

I am grateful to barrister Robert Smith for sending me a copy of the judgment of His Honour Judge Gargan in the case of Jackson -v- Durham County Council & ors (20th December 2017).  The judgment dealt with the issue…