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Post-Mitchell life: not as strict as we thought?

The recent judgment in (1) Mark Forstater (2) Mark Forstater Productions Ltd v (1) Python (Monty Pictures Ltd (2) Freeway Cam (UK) Ltd [2013] EWHC 3759 shows there is perhaps a silver lining to the looming grey cloud that is the Mitchell judgment. As we are all aware, Mitchell laid down incredibly strict rules for compliance, with […]

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Common Sense Prevails

On 25th February 2014 our client was granted relief from sanctions from an Order made by Nottingham County Court that the Claimant’s budget shall comprise only of court fees. This Order was made following a submission advanced by the Defendant that the Claimant had filed a budget that was defective as the Claimant’s budget was […]

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Unsigned witness statement not ‘serious breach’

Ontime Group Director of Costs Sharon Denby today welcomed another common sense decision in the apparent retreat from Mitchell.

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Quick out of the blocks? Christie defendant disqualified for budget false start

In the case of Burt v Linford Christie, District Judge Lumb made the decision to not accept the cost budget of the Defendant, as it was filed after the deadline had passed.

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It’s Good to Talk – A review of Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Limited [2013]

Ask someone what they think of the Andrew Mitchell case and the response will most likely alight upon the widely reported salacious details. Perhaps only Nigella Lawson could contend for the public’s court case of 2013 award.

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