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AMENDMENT: Pleading awful

13 June 2014  

Verity Altaras discusses the court’s approach to amending particulars of claim in light of the Jackson reforms

Litigants may wonder to what extent the Jackson reforms have impacted on applications to amend particulars of claim. In a recent decision, the High Court in Hague Plant Ltd v Hague [2014] found that proportionality of cost and reasonable allocation of court resources tipped the scale against the grant of permission. What lessons can be learned from the case?

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Clarapede and Co v Commercial Union Association (1883) 32 WR 262

    Cobbold v London Borough of Greenwich [1999] EWCA Civ 2074

    Hague Plant Ltd v Hague & ors [2014] EWHC 568 (Ch)

    Ketteman v Hansel Properties Ltd [1987] AC 189

    McPhilemy v Times Newspapers Ltd & ors [1999] EWCA Civ 1464

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

    Pell v Express Newspapers [2009] EWHC 118 (QB)