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PRACTICE: Blessed relief

01 April 2016  

Ron Cheriyan reviews the approach of the courts to relief from sanctions over the last year

The Jackson reforms, which came into force in April 2013, heralded a sea change in the conduct of litigation in England and Wales. The reforms were introduced in an attempt to overhaul the court’s then existing approach to case management. Exacting compliance with the rules is the bedrock of the new system – parties are now expected to conduct litigation in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Caliendo & anor v Mishcon de Reya & anor [2014] EWHC 3414 (Ch)

    Denton & ors v TH White Ltd & anor; Decadent Vapours Ltd v Bevan & ors; Utilise TDS Ltd v Davies & ors [2014] EWCA Civ 906

    Jackson v Thompsons Solicitors & ors [2015] EWHC 549 (QB)

    Michael Wilson & Partners Ltd v Sinclair & ors [2015] EWCA Civ 774

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

    Solland International Ltd & ors v Clifford Harris & Co (a firm) [2015] EWHC 2018 (Ch)

    Thevarajah v Riordan & ors [2015] UKSC 78

    Tideland Ltd v Westminster City Council [2015] EWHC 2710 (TCC)

    Viridor Waste Management v Veolia Environmental Services Ltd [2015] EWHC 2321 (Comm)