THE NEW PART 36: PART 7: THE RTA AND EL/PL PROTOCOL: THE NEW SECTION II OF PART 36

This post looks at the new Part 36 rules in relation to the RTA and EL/PL Protocol. The new rules appear to be only slightly different different to the old. These rules come into force on the 6th April 2015…

CIVIL LITIGATION: REVIEW OF 2014: PROLIXITY, SANCTIONS, CREATIVE WRITING AND MUCH MORE

It is coming to that time of the year where everyone does an annual review.  We civil litigators cannot be left out. Here is an annual review for the past 12 months. If people want to make additional suggestions in…

PURSUING POINTLESS COMMITTAL PROCEEDINGS COULD BE COSTLY: FOR THE APPLICANT

In Public Joint Stock Company Vseukrainskyi Aktsionernyi Bank -v- Maskimov [2014] EWHC 4370 (Comm) Mr Justice Hamblen made it clear that essentially useless litigation will lead to costs against a claimant. The judge awarded costs against the claimant bank  in…