||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 280 (Oct)
|| EWHC 2971 (QB)
||Queen's Bench Division
||John Benson QC (instructed by Tilbrook's) for the claimant.
||Kate Wilson (instructed by Gregory Rowcliffe) for the defendant.
||26 October 2012
Practice - Pre-trial or post-judgment relief - Strike out - Service of statement of claim out of time - Claimant bringing claim for libel and malicious falsehood against the defendant - Claimant failing to serve particulars of claim within time and seeking to extend time retrospectively - Master refusing application and striking out proceedings - Claimant appealing - Whether Master erring - CPR 52.
Practice Pre-trial or post-judgment relief. The Queen's Bench Division agreed with the Master and that claimant's application to extend time retrospectively in order to serve his particulars of claim in a libel and malicious falsehood case out of time, would be dismissed .
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