HANDBOOK FOR LITIGANTS IN PERSON: FIND IT AND USE IT!

The Judiciary have published a Handbook for Litigants in Person. It can be found here.  WHY YOU SHOULD READ IT I suggest every litigator has a look at it. 1.  You should ensure it is sent to every litigant in…

ANOTHER FAILED APPLICATION FOR RELIEF FROM SANCTIONS: MORE LESSONS TO LEARN

The decision in Michael –v- Middleton [2013] EWHC 2881 (Ch)   provides another example of the difficulties that arise in making an application for relief from sanctions.  However close examination of the judgment also provides some interesting lessons in conducting litigation and…

SEX & SUMMARY JUDGMENT: WHERE DOES THE BURDEN OF PROOF LIE IN ESTABLISHING A “COMPELLING REASON” WHEN DEFENDING A SUMMARY JUDGMENT APPLICATION?

The case of Sargespace –v- Eustace had a highly unusual set of facts.  However it raises an interesting question of where the burden of proof lies in an application for summary judgment where a respondent to the application wishes to…

NEW SENIOR COURT OFFICE COSTS GUIDE

The Senior Courts Costs Office has produced a comprehensive guide to costs. At 182 pages it probably contains all the procedural points you need to know. https://www.dropbox.com/s/65gbezzxz7l2zpk/SCCO%20Guide%20October%202013.pdf