Playing by the Rules (September 2006, Jeremy Morgan QC)

Playing by the Rules (September 2006, Jeremy Morgan QC)


This article was originally published in the Law Society Gazette in September 2006.

“Since the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) came into force, the courts have shown an increasing tendency not to allow litigants to play the game unless they obey all its rules. Little sympathy from the courts comes to those who are prepared to incur legal costs by throwing all possible obstacles in the way of their opponents while, at the same time, refusing to pay a penny when ordered to do so. There have been a number of recent cases in which litigants who have simply ignored judgments or orders against them have been denied access to the court when they want to seek relief of their own…”

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