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Draft judgment – typos only

May 2024 | Procedure

The CA has commented on an interesting point of principle literally in a ‘postscript’ in a judgment involving a patent appeal. The issue was the parties trying to re-open cases at issue after the draft judgment had been released. The following wording appears after the main judgment: ‘Postscript 81. When the draft judgment was circulated, …

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Multiple claimants – one form

May 2024 | Procedure

The CA has handed down a judgment that is of practical significance to litigators. The introductory paragraphs are as follows: ‘Introduction 1. In this case, the 134 claimants (the Claimants) issued a single claim form against Williams & Co Solicitors (the Solicitors). Each of the Claimants sought damages for breaches of the Solicitors’ duty to …

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Small claims – mandatory mediation

May 2024 | Procedure

HMCTS has confirmed that mediation for small money claims is becoming mandatory. For court cases filed from 22 May 2024, attending a mediation session will become an integrated, required step in resolving a money dispute under £10,000 for those who have made a new civil court claim on paper or through the traditional online systems. …

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