||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 414 (Dec)
|| EWCA Civ 1820
||Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Peter Gibson, May and Mance LJJ
||Charles Holbech (instructed by Arbeid & Golstein) for the claimant.
||Gerald Wilson (instructed by Hodge Jones Allen) for the defendant.
||19 December 2003
Practice and procedure - Judgment - Amendment - Power of judge to amend judgment - Circumstances of case.
A judge had jurisdiction to recall, vary or alter his judgment or proposed order up to the time that the order was perfect, and in the instant case, since the judge had been persuaded that his initial view was wrong, he was positively obliged to alter his draft judgment, and in so doing, his actions could not be considered a procedural irregularity or wrong in law.
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