Category Group Litigation Orders

THE DEAD CAN’T SUE: AN IMPORTANT REMINDER

In Kimathi & Ors -v- The Foreign & Commonwealth Office [2016] EWHC 3005 (QB) Mr Justice Stewart reviewed the principles in relation to bringing an action on behalf of a deceased party.  It is an important reminder of some very basic principles. An action is brought by the deceased’s estate not in the name of the […]

COSTS BUDGETING, PROPORTIONALITY AND GROUP LITIGATION

In Various Claimants -v- Sir Robert McAlpine & others [2015] EWHC 3543 (QB) Mr Justice Supperstone (sitting with Master Leslie & Chief Master Gordon Saker) considered costs budgeting within a Group Litigation Order. “Recognising that this is a complex case which raises a number of difficult legal and factual issues, nevertheless, in our view, the […]