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PI Practitioner, November 2017

16/11/17. Each issue a particular topic is highlighted, citing some of the useful cases and other materials in that area. You can also receive these for free by registering for our PI Brief Update newsletter. Just select "Free Newsletter" from the menu at the top of this page and fill in your email address.

Howlett v Davies - The Court of Appeal's approach to Fundamental Dishonesty

The recent case of Howlett v Davies and Ageas (see summary above) has been anxiously anticipated by both Claimant and Defendant lawyers. It is the first time the Court of Appeal has been asked to grapple with the thorny issue of when and in what circumstances a Defendant can allege fundamental dishonesty. As those who deal with these claims on a daily basis know, the approach of County Court judges throughout the country to CPR 44.16(1) differs markedly...

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