Tag Archives: Extensions of time

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE REFUSED EXTENSION OF TIME TO COMPLY WITH PEREMPTORY ORDER: ORDERS ARE ORDERS

In Eaglesham -v- Ministry of Defence [2016] EWHC 3011 (QB) Mrs Justice Andrews DBE refused the defendant’s application for an extension of time for compliance with an unless order. The Defence was struck out. “A party who faces genuine difficulties in compliance with a court Order, particularly an Unless Order, should come back to the […]

WITNESS CREDIBILITY, DELAY AND DENTON.

There is an interesting discussion of  the credibility  of witnesses in the judgment of Mr Registrar Briggs in Preston -v- Green (Liquidator of Cre8atsea Limited) [2016] EWHC 25222 (Ch). The Registrar also had to consider whether to exercise his discretion under the Denton criteria when there had been a two year delay. The Registrar also […]

IF THE DEFENCE IS FILED LATE THE CLAIMANT IS STILL ENTITLED TO DEFAULT JUDGMENT: TWO POINTS TO WATCH

The decision of Deputy Master Pickering in Billington -v- Davies [2016] EWHC 1919 (Ch) illustrates two important principles that are often overlooked. A claimant that has applied for default judgment in default of defence is still entitled to default judgment even if the defence is filed between the date of the application and the date […]

ANOTHER CLAIM FORM CASE: WHY IT CAN BE DANGEROUS FOR A DEFENDANT TO TAKE TECHNICAL POINTS

The decision of Master Mathews in DB UK Bank Limited -v- Sinclair Solicitors [2015] EWHC B29 (Ch) has today been reported on Bailli.  It is a case that shows the dangers of taking technical points as to service. “if I had decided that the defendant was right and that the claimant was prima facie out […]

EXTENDING TIME FOR SERVICE OF A CLAIM FORM: PROSECCO MAY HELP

There have been numerous cases relating to extension of the claim form on this blog. I can’t remember one which ended well for the claimant.  However the claimant was successful in the Instone -v- Prosecco (Leeds) LImited [2016] EW Misc B13 (CC) a decision of His Honour Judge Behrens. KEY POINTS The Circuit judge upheld […]

LATE SERVICE OF NOTICE OF APPEAL: COUNSEL’S ERROR DOES NOT AMOUNT TO A GOOD REASON

In the judgment today in Turner -v- South Cambridgeshire District Council [2016] EWHC 1017(Admin)Mr Justice Warby considered the Denton guidance in relation to an application to appeal out of time. Among other factors he rejected the idea that an error by counsel could amount to a “good reason” for appealing out of time. “Counsel’s error […]

MORE ABOUT SERVICE OF THE CLAIM FORM: GOOD REASONS, DELAY AND A FAILURE TO PAY THE PROPER COURT FEES

In TMT Asia LImited -v- BHP Billiton Marketing AG [2016] EWHC 287 (Ch) Mr Justice Burton considered several issues relating to late service of the claim form and failure to pay the correct court fee. KEY POINTS The defendant’s application to set aside service was granted when the claimant had been granted two extensions of […]