Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2005] All ER (D) 232 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2005] EWHC 2575 (Ch)
Court: Chancery Division
Judge:

Lightman J

Representation Andrew Mitchell QC and Peter Irvin (instructed by Healys) for the claimants.
  Robert Leonard (instructed by Engleharts, Hove) for the first defendant.
Judgment Dates: 17 November 2005

Catchwords

Practice - Adjournment of proceedings - Inherent power of court to adjourn proceedings - Trial - Preliminary issue - Whether first defendant entitled to adjournment.

The Case

The court dismissed the first defendant's further application for an adjournment on the ground that the application was an attempt, without any cause, to sabotage an early trial of the preliminary issue of whether the first defendant was party to the killing of R. The application was hopeless and an abuse of process.

Practice Areas

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