Susan Hopcraft Archive

Court deadlines – if you file a defence late you can still avoid judgment being entered in default

Professional negligence claims against solicitors often involve missed Court deadlines. The courts used to be fairly sympathetic to litigants who could give good reasons for any lapse, but a significant change took place in 2014. Alongside new costs rules the Courts suddenly became much more rigid in their requirement for the Court’s Rules to be complied with.
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