Mitchell Restated

The Court of Appeal has restated the correct approach to Relief from Sanctions Applications. See Simon Lane’s analysis in our Property Law Blog on what is in many ways a most unsatisfactory decision, with the architect of the recent Civil Justice reforms, Sir Rupert Jackson, giving a dissenting judgment in relation to, arguably the most important aspect of the decision, namely whether the overall justice of the case matters when balanced against efficient litigation at proportionate cost and enforcement of Court Rules and Directions.

Simon C Lane

Barrister and Mediator