Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2009] All ER (D) 211 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2009] EWCA Civ 19
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Waller, Thomas LJJ and Sir John Chadwick

Representation Philip Marshall QC (instructed by DLA Piper UK LLP) for the claimant.
  The eighth defendant appeared in person on his own behalf and as authorised representative of the ninth defendant.
  The remaining defendants did not appear and were not represented.
Judgment Dates: 27 January 2009


Practice - Pre-trial or post-judgment relief - Freezing order - Unless order - Order made that unless defendant providing certain information by given date defendant to be debarred from defending claim - Judge subsequently varying order - Whether judge in error - CPR 3.9.

The Case

Practice Pre-trial or post-judgment relief. Court of Appeal, Civil Division: In a case of deliberate and persistent non-compliance with orders to provide information and deliver documents made in order to safeguard proprietary claims, a proper administration of justice required that, save in exceptional circumstances, sanctions imposed should take effect.

Practice Areas

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