Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2016] All ER (D) 55 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2016] EWHC 2683 (Ch)
Court: Chancery Division

Snowden J

Representation Nicholas Strauss QC (instructed by Rosenblatt, Solicitors) for Pittville.
  Tom de la Mare QC and Michael Watkins (instructed by Ashurst LLP) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 27 October 2016


Practice - Civil litigation - Case management - Relief from sanctions - Claimant being assignee of original claimant - Defendants operating exclusive distribution agreement whereby first defendant appointed sole and exclusive distributor of Cuban cigars in UK - Original claimant seeking damages for alleged abuse of dominant position, misrepresentation and unlawful conspiracy Original claimant being ordered to provide security for costs - Original claimant failing to comply - Defendants appealing against order of deputy master, among other things, granting relief from sanctions imposed on original claimant for failure to comply with unless order - Whether deputy master erring.

The Case

Practice Civil litigation. The Chancery Division allowed the defendants' appeal against a deputy master's decision granting relief from the sanctions that had been imposed on original claimant in the proceedings for failure to comply with an unless order requiring the provision of security for costs.

Practice Areas

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