Tag Archives: Civil Litigation

CIVIL CASE OF THE YEAR 2016: THE CASE THAT ENCAPSULATES CIVIL EVIDENCE: HOW THE COURT DECIDES

There were many important cases on procedure and costs in 2016.  Choosing a case of importance to litigators was not an easy task.  However I kept coming back to  the judgment of Master Matthews in Adepoju -v- Akinola [2016] EWHC 3160 (Ch). Chosen, primarily, because it encapsulates civil evidence and the trial process in four paragraphs […]

A 20 DAY TRIAL WHEN THE CASE WAS ALL ABOUT ONE WITNESS: WOULD THIS CASE BE ANY DIFFERENT TODAY?

Back in 2003 Chris Evans, the radio presenter, was involved in a lengthy contractual dispute with a number of defendants.  There were 9 parties to the action and the trial went on for twenty days. The judge’s observations at the end of the judgment remain telling.  The question is – would this be case managed […]