Trivial pursuits

The courts' willingness to enforce strict compliance with case management and costs budgeting rules post-Jackson will result in relief from sanction being granted a lot more sparingly than before, say Chris Hoyer Millar and Clare Arthurs

10 Dec 2013

More than six months have passed since the new CPR 3.9 was ushered in amid promises of a no-nonsense attitude ?to non-compliance. Taken together with the extension of the overriding objective to ?include enforcing compliance with rules, practice directions and orders (CPR 1.1(2)(f)), this promised something akin to a ?zero-tolerance regime.

However, recent decisions suggested that judges were taking a slightly more nuanced approach (see Wyche v Careforce Group plc (unreported, 25 July 2013, QBD), In the matter of Atri...

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