Litigation – Don’t take every issue!

Litigation – Don’t take every issue!

13:53 13 August in Blog, Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Keith Hardington articles

The Judge in this case ordered indemnity costs against a party who refused to agree a very short extension for service of a Statement of Case. In my opinion a pragmatic approach has been taken by the Judge rather than a literal and pedantic approach that is sometimes taken by litigating parties. The focus should be on seeking a proportionate solution to a dispute and not on taking every issue, as happens in some cases. Viridor Waste Management v Veolia Environmental Services ltd [2015] EWHC 2321 (Comm) (22 May 2015)

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