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PROCEDURE: The quality of mercy

11 April 2014  

Owain Rhys James brings a view from the Bar on the ‘Mitchell principles’

The Jackson reforms brought about a sweeping reform of civil litigation generally. However, it seems that the area which has had (and no doubt will continue to have) the greatest impact on day-to-day litigation is that of sanctions and relief. This article outlines the new approach and highlights key areas which are likely to be the topic of debate and argument over the coming months.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Aldington & ors v ELS International Lawyers LLP [2013] EWHC B29 (QB)

    Baker v Hallam Estates Ltd & anor [2013] EWHC 2668 (QB)

    Bank of Ireland & anor v Philip Pank Partnership [2014] EWHC 284 (TCC)

    Durrant v Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Constabulary [2013] EWCA Civ 1624

    Forstater & anor v Python (Monty) Pictures Ltd & anor [2013] EWHC 3759 (Ch)

    Fred Perry (Holdings) Ltd v Brands Plaza Trading Ltd & anor [2012] EWCA Civ 224

    Lakatamia Shipping Co Ltd v Nobu Su & ors [2014] EWHC 275 (Comm)

    M A Lloyd & Sons Ltd (t/a KPM Marine) v PPC International Ltd (t/a Professional Powercraft) [2014] EWHC 41 (QB)

    McTear & anor v Englehard & ors [2014] EWHC 722 (Ch)

    Mitchell MP v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 1537