First case determined under the Rolls Building shorter trials pilot scheme

First case determined under the Rolls Building shorter trials pilot scheme

3873_rolls-buildingOn 18 November 2016, judgment was handed down in National Bank of Abu Dhabi v BP Oil International [2016] EWHC 2892.

This is the first case to be determined under the shorter trial scheme, 11 days after the one day hearing and just 7 months after the claim was issued.

This case involved ‘very limited disclosure’ with no witness statements and no oral evidence and the parties and their legal representatives were ‘congratulated for the co-operative spirit in which the litigation has been conducted which has resulted in an effective and speedy process, all as envisaged by the Shorter Trials Scheme’.

The total costs of the action on each side were estimated to be approximately £350,000 in a claim worth around £55.5m.

Further reading

LexisPSL subscribers can read further information on the substantive elements of the dispute by reading the full judgment here.

For further detail on the Rolls Building shorter trials pilot scheme,  please see our Practice Note: Rolls Building—shorter trials pilot scheme for claims issued on or after 1 October 2015.

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About the author:

Virginia specialises in general domestic and international commercial litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.

Virginia trained, qualified and practiced with Pinsent Masons before moving to Marriott Harrison where she continued in practice for a further seven years.

In practice, Virginia acted in a variety of general commercial disputes covering areas including  intellectual property, fraud, defamation, misrepresentation, breach of contract, debt recovery, breach of restrictive covenants and company and shareholders’ disputes.

Virginia is Head of Dispute Resolution at Lexis®PSL and, when not focused on the strategic development and operational requirements of the Dispute Resolution module, her content work focuses on case management and evidence in civil litigation. She also regularly contributes to the LexisNexis Dispute Resolution Blog.