||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 130 (Apr)
||Philip Marshall QC and Daniel Lightman (instructed by Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP) for the claimants.
||Mark Howard QC and Colin West (instructed by Addleshaw Goddard LLP) for the defendants.
||3 April 2009
Pleading - Amendment - Application for leave to amend - Claimant bringing action for conspiracy to injure by unlawful means - Claimant seeking leave to amend loss pleaded - Whether court should exercise discretion to permit amendment - Whether amendment amounting to abuse of process.
Pleading Amendment. Chancery Division: At a pre-trial review, the court declined to permit the claimant to amend its claim in respect of the valuation of loss allegedly suffered where the application had been made at a late stage and where the new valuation was unparticularised. The court granted the orders for specific disclosure which the defendants sought, on the facts of the case.
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