Underused Weapons: Admissions, notices to admit, ordering security for costs, witness summonses, limiting witness evidence and requests for further information (May 2004, Caroline Truscott)

Underused Weapons: Admissions, notices to admit, ordering security for costs, witness summonses, limiting witness evidence and requests for further information (May 2004, Caroline Truscott)


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“The use of admissions is governed by CPR Part 14. The purpose of making an admission is in order to save time and costs and to narrow the issues in dispute. If there is an aspect of the case which you are inevitably going to loose, an admission of that aspect of the case is likely to be well received by the court. Most solicitors and counsel will advise a party to take only their best points and not to run others. This is often a choice that clients do not like because they perceive that dropping a point may be a sign of weakness. However, it can often provide a party with a tactical advantage…”


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