John Friel has been successful in an appeal to the Upper Tribunal in LW v Norfolk County Council (SEN)  UKUT 0065 (AAC) regarding the proper application of the powers of the First Tier Tribunal set out in section 9 of the Tribunals Courts and Enforcement Act 2007.
The TCC has handed down another landmark decision in relation to the new costs management regime, this time dealing with the “front-loading” of costs and the question of inappropriate caveats and assumptions in costs budgets. Michael Wheater appeared for the Third Party, EIC Limited.
On 23 February 2015, Mr Justice Warby handed down judgment granting the Defendants’ application for strike out/summary judgment following a day-long hearing of various applications in the case. The main issue was whether it was permissible to plead deceit in the Reply to Defence when the Particulars of Claim were advanced on the footing of negligence. David Lewis, who represented the defendants, provides a summary.