Sarah Bousfield

Sarah has an expansive practice covering all aspects of commercial dispute resolution, financial services, energy, regulation, and public law. Sarah has particular expertise in civil fraud matters and pre-emptive remedies, including asset freezing, evidence preservation and pre-action disclosure orders, as well as proceedings for contempt of court for breach of pre-emptive orders. Sarah undertakes both advisory and litigation work and regularly acts in complex, high value litigation in the High Court and in international arbitrations. As sole counsel, she has appeared in numerous different courts and tribunals, including the High Court and Court of Appeal. Sarah has a diverse clientele including City, corporate and private clients. In particular, she is regularly instructed by leading multi-family offices who manage the assets and affairs of ultra-high net worth individuals.
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Extending time for service of the claim form—making an application
Practice Note

This Practice Note provides assistance in making an application for an extension of time to serve the claim form. An application can be made under CPR 7.6 or CPR 3.1(2)(a). This Practice Note considers obtaining an extension of time through agreement of the parties and considerations in reaching such an agreement. If an application to the court is required, it sets out the rules and authorities relevant to an application to extend time for service of the claim form are explored.

Witness statement opposing an application for an extension of time for serving the claim form
Precedent

This Precedent and drafting notes set out a witness statement to be used to oppose a claimant’s application for an order extending the time for service of the claim form.

Other work

Drafting note for an application notice for an extension of time to serve the claim form

These drafting notes are for use when completing Form N244 to make an application for extension of time to serve the claim form. Links to precedent witness statements and orders are provided.

Letter informing the court of parties’ agreement to extend time for service of the claim form

This Precedent and drafting notes is for use when informing the court of the agreement between the claimant and the defendant(s) to extend the time for service of the claim form.

Letter requesting extension of time for serving the claim form

This Precedent and drafting notes is for use by a claimant that requires additional time to serve their claim form.

Order for extension of time to serve the claim form

This Precedent is for an order for use by the claimant when making an application for an extension of time to serve the claim form.

Witness statement in support of a prospective application for an extension of time for serving the claim form

This Precedent and drafting notes set out a witness statement to be used to adduce evidence in support of a prospective application for an order extending the time for service of the claim form.

Witness statement in support of a retrospective application for an extension of time for serving the claim form

This Precedent and drafting notes set out a witness statement to be used to adduce evidence in support of an retrospective application for an order extending the time for service of the claim form.

Practice areas

Membership

  • COMBAR
  • TECBAR
  • Society of Construction Law
  • Young International Arbitration Group
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum
  • International Bar Association
  • Arbitration Ireland

Panel

  • Contributing Author

Education

  • 2012-2013: BPTC, City Law School
  • 2011-2012: BCL, St Anne's College, University of Oxford
  • 2009-2010: ELS Scholarship Exchange Programme, L'Universit de Fribourg, Switzerland
  • 2007-2011: First Class LLB Van Mildert College, University of Durham

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