There is a procedural flavour to this month’s edition of the Round-Up.
Winston Jacob analyses the recent developments in respect of CPR 3.9 – relief from sanctions post Mitchell.
Following the High Court decision in M A Lloyd & Sons v PPC International, Jane Clifton discusses the potential danger of parties being sanctioned by the court when an application for an extension of time to serve witness statements has not been made.
Vaughan Jacob focuses on the case of Deeds v Various Respondents in which the Court of Appeal explored the ambit of CPR 3.3(5) and the power to set aside an order made by the court of its own initiative.
Finally, Winston Jacob comments on the Court of Appeal decision in Coles v Hetherton and the future of insurer managed repair schemes.