Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 126 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Civ 1427
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Mance and Hale LJJ

Representation Paul Reed (instructed by Eversheds) for the bank.
  Lesley Anderson (instructed by Eversheds) for the second and third claimants.
  John Haines (instructed by Drivers) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 8 November 2002


Practice and procedure - Striking out - Summary dismissal - No real prospect of success - Triable issue - Judge erring in striking out defendant's set-off and counterclaim.

The Case

A judge had come to the wrong conclusion in striking out the defendant's counterclaim on the basis that it would not exceed the claimants' claim, as he had not approached the matter on the basis of the defendant's 'best case' and the defendant would accordingly be entitled to a trial of the issues raised in his counterclaim.

Practice Areas

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