Ignorance of court rules is no excuse for non compliance, and can be costly.
Decisions of the courts penalising those who fail to comply on time with procedural requirements, whatever the merits of the substantive dispute, continue unabated. The trend was highlighted and publicised by the decision of the Court of Appeal in the 2013 libel case brought by the politician Andrew Mitchell MP against News Group where he faced the prospect of not recovering the substantial legal costs, whatever the outcome of the trial, because of a failure to comply with procedure.
If you need legal advice about court rules or litigation please contact Tony Irving on 01923 650850 to discuss how Hancock Quins can help you.
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