Practice Direction 57AC: Case update

Our previous article on judicial guidance regarding Practice Direction 57AC was only published earlier this month here. Since then, another High Court case providing further guidance – Prime London Holdings 11 Limited v Thurloe Lodge Limited [2022] EWHC 79 (Ch) ("Prime London") – has been handed down.

In Prime London, the offending witness statement was plainly non-compliant with Practice Direction 57AC. On its face, it omitted the witness confirmation (required by paragraph 4.1) and the solicitor's certificate of compliance (required by paragraph 4.3). Upon scrutiny, its contents also failed to conform with various aspects prescribed by the Practice Direction.

You can read the full post on our Commercial, Construction & International Arbitration Blog here.