||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 111 (May)
||Technology and Construction Court
Judge Anthony Thornton QC
||Michael Silverleaf QC and Mark Vanhegan (instructed by Baker & McKenzie) for the claimant.
||The defendant did not appear and was not represented.
||8 May 2002
Practice - Parties - Defendants - Defendant in procedural default - Whether proportionate to hold trial solely on claimant's evidence.
Since the defendant was in serious and unexplained procedural default, it was proportionate and in accordance with the CPR to bring forward the date for trial and then to hold the trial on the basis of the evidence served by the claimant in conformity with the court's procedural directions.
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