A High Court judge has angrily condemned the litigation tactics of a City law firm as ‘wholly unacceptable’ and ‘verging on the contumelious’.

The court heard that Rosling King was charged with drawing up a court order following a case management conference in a negligence claim brought by a centralised mortgage lender against its surveyors.

Mr Justice Edwards-Stuart said that three days after the CMC the claimant’s counsel sent a draft order to the defendant’s counsel that bore “almost no relation” to what he had directed.

He went on: “If a party is charged with drawing...

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