|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 175 (Mar)|
|Court:||Court of Appeal, Civil Division|
Kennedy, Mantell LJ and Sir Swinton Thomas
|Representation||Philip Engelman (instructed by Ford & Warren, Leeds) for Compass.|
|Richard Brent (instructed by Herbert Smith) for the defendant.|
|Judgment Dates:||13 March 2002|
Practice - Parties - Adding claimant - Claimant suing for damage resulting from fire in restaurant caused by allegedly defective equipment supplied by defendant - Defendant seeking strike out on basis claimant having no title to sue - Claimant incorporated after date of fire - Claimant seeking to add company owning and operating restaurant at time of fire as claimant - Claimant owning entire shareholding of that company - Judge refusing to permit addition - Judge striking out claim - Whether judge in error - CPR 19.2.