Impact of stay on procedural deadlines

A recent High Court decision illustrates the need for parties to be clear as to the impact of a stay on procedural time limits in the action: UK Highways A55 Ltd v Hyder Consulting (UK) Ltd [2012] EWHC 3505 (TCC).… Read more

High Court guidance on non-party access to court documents

In the context of the phone hacking litigation, the High Court has considered the principles governing which court documents are publicly available: Various claimants v News Group Newspapers Ltd and another [2012] EWHC 397 (Ch). Under CPR 5.4C a non-party… Read more

Court’s approach to admission of late evidence?

We have previously reported on the Court of Appeal's decision in Swain-Mason and ors v Mills & Reeve [2011] EWCA Civ 14 which, we said, signalled a strict approach to applications for late amendments (see here). The court in that… Read more

Abuse of the court process for issuing a Claim Form

A recent decision of the High Court has clarified the circumstances in which the issue of a Claim Form will constitute an abuse of the court process: Nomura International plc v Granada Group Limited and others [2007] EWHC 642 (Comm).… Read more