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A Stitch in Time Saves Nine

Dr Robert Whittock reminds us that the Courts’ attitude to late amendments of pleadings has become more strict and gives some warning examples of cases where a failure to act promptly has not ended well.

Expert Costs Liability

Colm Nugent takes a closer look at the liability of experts involved in litigation for the costs of the non-instructing party.

The New Discount Rate and Part 36

Henry Slack tells us about what happened in one of the first cases where a claimant sought the court’s permission to withdraw a Part 36 following the change in the discount rate.

The more things change, the more they stay the same

Every time we think the courts might have given defendants in adjudication enforcement proceedings slightly more latitude in raising their dissatisfaction with an adjudicator’s decision, the court brings us back down to earth with a bump and reminds us that, in fact, no matter how hard done by our clients feel, they will have to “pay now and argue later”, save in the rarest of cases.