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PI Practitioner, November 2019

16/11/19. 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.

In this month's practitioner update we bring two useful recent cases to your attention.

Smith v Berrymans Lace Mawer Service Co 2019 EWHC 1904 (QB)

The Defendant issued an application for an extension of time to file a defence. Whilst this application was being dealt with by the court office, the Claimant applied for judgment in default. The court granted the application for an extension of time, whilst the Claimant's application was under consideration. A defence was subsequently filed. Default judgment was granted, as due to an administrative error, neither the defence or the application for an extension made its way into the court record or court file, until later...

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