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CPR PD 3A, para 1.9 provides that where a rule, practice direction or order states ‘shall be struck out or dismissed’ or ‘will be struck out or dismissed’ this means that the striking out or dismissal will be automatic and that no further order of the court is required.
When the court makes a strike out order, it can make any consequential order it considers appropriate (CPR 3.4(3)). See also CPR PD 3A, para 4.2, which provides that where a judge strikes out all or part of a party’s statement of case, they may ‘enter such judgment for the other party as that party appears entitled to’.
As well as entering judgment for the other party, consequential orders could include that the party whose case was struck out pay the other party's costs. In Clutterbuck v Cleghorn for example, the Court of Appeal upheld the strike out of two of three of the claimants' claims and ordered the claimants to serve amended particulars of claim regarding the remaining claim,
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