Tag Archives: Skeleton Argument

“UNNECESSARY, UNHELPFUL & UNACCEPTABLE” : OVER-LONG SKELETON ARGUMENTS – AGAIN.

There have been a series of judgments in the civil courts, notably from Jackson L.J., commenting on the length of skeleton arguments.  The criminal courts are not immune. In R -v- Brandford [2016] EWCA Crim 1749 the Court of Appeal Criminal Division had strong words to say about the length of the skeleton arguments in […]

WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS: STATEMENTS OF ISSUES; PLEADING AND PROOF

The decision of Mr Justice Walker in Burrows -v- Northumbrian Walker Ltd [2014] EWHC 3305(QB) considers the need for clarity in written submission and for the issues the judge is asked to determine to be clearly defined. It also considers whether a judge can properly consider the “reasonably practicable” defence in circumstances where that defence […]