Tag Archives: Amendment

CAN AN APPLICATION BE AMENDED? AN INTERESTING POINT TO START THE YEAR

There are some procedural issues where you would assume that there was clear pre-existing authority in existence.  However, on examination (usually just before the hearing) it transpires that the point is a “novel” one.   In Agents Mutual Limited-v- Moginnie James Ltd [2016] EWHC 3384 (Ch) Master Matthews considered one such point.  Can a party […]

PAYING THE CORRECT COURT FEE, AMENDMENT & STRIKING OUT: ANOTHER DECISION

There have been a number of cases in relation to the consequences for a claimant when the correct court fee has not been paid upon issue.  This issue was considered by His Honour Judge Robinson this week in an appeal in the case of Wiseman -v- Marston’s PLC (Sheffield County Court 21st December 2016). (This […]

PAYING THE CORRECT COURT FEE AND LIMITATION: HIGH COURT DECISION CONSIDERING THE RELEVANT PRINCIPLES

One decision that has led to interlocutory skirmishing and opportunistic applications is  Lewis v Ward Hadaway [2016] 4 WLR 6, [2015] EWHC 3503 (Ch) and the consequences of failing to pay the correct court fee on issue.  This has left many ancillary issues open ended, and no end of interlocutory sparring in some cases. Some of […]

RULES EXIST TO ASSIST RESOLUTION OF ISSUES AND NOT TO THROW UP TECHNICAL OBSTACLES

In Williams -v- Devon County Council [2016] EWCA Civ 419 the Court of Appeal upheld a decision by a judge to allow substitution of a named individual in place of a group. “These rules exist to enable the court to resolve the matters in issue, not to throw up unnecessary technical obstacles.” THE CASE A […]

LATE AMENDMENT ALLOWED: TRIAL DATE MOVED: A CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE CASE

In G -v- Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Appeal [2016] EWHC 104 (QB) Mrs Justice May granted the claimant permission to amend the Particulars of Claim even though this meant moving a 7 day trial listed in early April this year. The primary ground was the fact that there was nothing to prevent the […]

LATE AMENDMENT TO PLEADINGS SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ALLOWED: CLAIMANT COMES TO GRIEF ON APPEAL

In Ali -v- Siddique [2015] EWCA Civ 1258 the Court of Appeal overturned a decision granting permission to amend the Particulars of Claim. Consequently the defendant’s appeal was allowed and the claimant’s action failed. KEY POINTS There is a heavy burden on a party applying for a very late application to amend pleadings. An explanation […]

RESPONDENT TO APPLICATION TO AMEND PLEADINGS ORDERED TO PAY COSTS BECAUSE THEY SHOULD HAVE CONSENTED

I am grateful to Tobias Haynes from Regulatory Legal solicitors for sending me details of a judgment given today in relation to the costs of amendment. This is based on Tobias’ note of the judgment which was given today (30th September 2015). Stephen Mark Brecons & others -v- Powerscourt Services Ltd & others. A decision […]