WITNESS STATEMENTS: SAYING "I AGREE WITH HIM" IS HARDLY GOOD PRACTICE

WITNESS STATEMENTS: SAYING “I AGREE WITH HIM” IS HARDLY GOOD PRACTICE

Large number of litigants pay large amounts of money to their lawyers to draft witness statements. This blog often documents the problems caused by witness statements that are simply inadequate. The issues of inadequate witness statements is seen again in…

APPLICATIONS TO RECUSE HAVE NO SPECIAL STATUS AND SHOULD BE MADE PROPERLY AND PROMPTLY

APPLICATIONS TO RECUSE HAVE NO SPECIAL STATUS AND SHOULD BE MADE PROPERLY AND PROMPTLY

In Miley -v- Friends Life Limited [2017] EWHC 1583 (QB) Mr Justice Turner made some important applications in relation to applications that a judge recuse themselves.   THE CASE The action concerned the question of whether the defendant should continue…

A LITIGANT IN PERSON CAN SERVE A CLAIM FORM VIA A NON-SOLICITOR AGENT:  HIGH COURT DECISION

A LITIGANT IN PERSON CAN SERVE A CLAIM FORM VIA A NON-SOLICITOR AGENT: HIGH COURT DECISION

There has been a  recent spate of cases relating to service of documents. One of these is Ndole Assets Limited -v- Designer M&E Services UK Limited [2017] EWHC 1148 (TCC).   The court considered the issues that arose when the…