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…