Summary judgment and strike out illustrated—key decisions
Summary judgment and strike out illustrated—key decisions

The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Summary judgment and strike out illustrated—key decisions

The general principles applicable in applications for summary judgment or to strike out a claim/part of a claim are fairly well established, see eg, Practice Notes: Summary judgment—principles of approach and Strike out applications—what, who and when and related content in this subtopic.

Thus, many of the decisions in such applications are concerned more with the specific factual context of the dispute, rather than with generic principles.

However, it remains appropriate to note some of the more illustrative decisions. These are listed below with full links to the judgment (and, where available, our News Analysis of the judgment). The decisions listed below are those dating from 1 November 2017 onwards (earlier key decisions are included elsewhere within the guidance in this subtopic). We do not include every decision but only those from which interesting points of application arise.

Case details and analysis Nature of dispute Key issues considered The result
Daimler v Walleniusrederierna Aktiebolag

High Court, B&PC, QBD, Commercial Court

Daimler AG v Walleniusrederierna Aktiebolag

[2019] EWHC 3197 (Comm)

News Analysis: Summary dismissal of claim in uncertain legal circumstances (Daimler AG v Walleniusrederierna Aktiebolag)
Claim for damages for loss allegedly suffered as a