Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 44 (Jan)
Court: Chancery Division

Sir Andrew Morritt V-C

Representation Andrew Lenon (instructed by LeBoeuf Lamb Greene Macrae) for the claimant.
  Stuart Isaacs QC and Sonia Tolaney (instructed by Taylor Joynson Garrett) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 15 January 2002


Practice - Discontinuance of action - Costs - Liability for costs - Whether costs should be borne by claimant.

The Case

The court reminded practitioners that the time limits set out in the Chancery Guide for lodging skeleton arguments should be complied with and judges of the Chancery Division would apply sanctions where the time limits were not observed. In the instant case, however, the court was satisfied that there were good reasons for non-compliance with the time limits.

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