Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 436 (Oct)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Nelson J

Representation Michael Tillet QC (instructed by Royds RDW) for the claimant.
  David Melville QC and Rohan Pershad (instructed by Taylor Wessing) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 29 October 2002


Practice and procedure - Compromise of action - Admission of liability - New facts emerging after admission made - Permission to withdraw admission.

The Case

Where the defendant motorcycle hirers admitted liability in respect of a road traffic accident, they were given permission to withdraw that admission after they discovered that the claimant had hired the motorbike from them on the basis of a stolen driving licence and invalid certificate of insurance which he had produced.

Practice Areas

If you are a LexisLibrary subscriber you can read more about this case here.