Ashany and anor v ECO-BAT Technologies Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 1066

Summary A party that indicated its intention to discontinue, but did not serve a notice of discontinuance until 10 days later, was liable to pay the other side’s costs until… Read more »

CategoryDiscontinuance CPR 38 Date

Alpha Insurance A/S v Roche and anor [2018] EWHC 1342 (QB)

Summary: When determining whether a trial on the issue of fundamental dishonesty should proceed after a claim has been discontinued, the Court has a broad discretion, having regard to all… Read more »

CategoryQOCS, CPR 44.13 Date

A v B [2018] EWHC, 25th July (Chancery Division)

Summary: Where a successful party failed to apply for the approval of a revised cost budget, they were not prevented from establishing that there was good reason to depart from… Read more »

CategoryDetailed Assessment CPR 47.1 Date

Costs Budgets Rule 3.12ff

Where the Court found that the claimants’ budgets were disproportionate and the defendant’s budget was too low, the Judge imposed his own figure and directed the parties to prepare revised… Read more »


Cumbria NHS Clinical Commissioning Group v Miss S, Mrs D & Miss T

The case had been listed for a final hearing to determine the best interests of S. The family of S were keen to resolve the issues surrounding her consciousness. Victoria Butler-Cole… Read more »

Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC Date

The Queen (on the application of LF) v HM Senior Coroner for Inner South London & King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The High Court has considered whether Article 5 is engaged in relation to incapacitated patients in hospital, and the relationship between deprivation of liberty and state detention under the Coroners… Read more »

Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC Date

Froom v Butcher revisited

On 23rd July 2015 the Court of Appeal refused the Claimant’s application for permission to appeal against the decision made by HHJ Platts QC in the landmark case of Pearson… Read more »

Author Neil Block QC Date

Court of Appeal hands down landmark judgment in relation to the interpretation of Regulation 122 of the CIL Regulations

Earlier this month, the Court of Appeal heard an appeal brought by Tesco which engaged an important point of legal principle concerning the proper application of the CIL Regulations to… Read more »

Author Paul Stinchcombe QC, Jonathan Darby Date

Planning permission granted for 35 homes at Sherborne

Outline planning permission has been granted on appeal for a 35 home scheme on land to the north of Bradford Road, Sherborne.  Planning permission had been refused on landscape and… Read more »

Author Richard Harwood OBE QC Date

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