Court of Appeal reinforces principle of finality in litigation

The Court of Appeal has held that a civil recovery order and property freezing order made against the respondent’s property, including overseas property, were not affected by a subsequent decision of the Supreme Court that the relevant legislation did not have extra-territorial effect. Nor did the Supreme Court decision have any effect on the respondent’s committal for non-compliance … Read more

High Court decision warns of strict post-Jackson approach to case management

The High Court has emphasised that recent amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) require the court to pay close attention to procedural failures, saying “A failure to comply with a rule, direction or order is of itself a clear breach of the overriding objective and is likely to result in severe sanctions”: Fons HF v Corporal Ltd [2013] … Read more