Relief from Sanctions: Are we finally going to get a clear decision??
The Master of the Rolls, Jackson LJ and Vos LJ will hear three appeals this month on relief from sanctions. The cases to be heard are Utilise TDS Limited v Davies, Decadent Vapours Ltd v Bevan & Ors A3/2014/0767 and Denton & Ors v TH White Ltd & Anr A2/2014/0126.
Will the Court of Appeal seek to maintain the Mitchell stance or seek to distinguish some or all of these in an attempt to try and soften the impact of Mitchell?
By Nick McDonnell, Senior Associate/Costs Lawyer