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Court of Appeal—County Court can set aside order obtained by perjury (Salekipour v Parmar)

Published on: 05 January 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Court of Appeal—County Court can set aside order obtained by perjury (Salekipour v Parmar)
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  • What is the significance of this case? Why is it important for practitioners?
  • County Court powers
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  • How helpful is this judgment in clarifying the law in this area? Are there any remaining grey areas?
  • What are the practical implications of the judgment? What should practitioners be mindful of when advising in this area?
  • How does this case fit in with other developments in this area of the law? Do you have any predictions for future developments in this area?

Article summary

Dispute Resolution analysis: The Court of Appeal has, on a second appeal, ruled that the County Court has the same power as the High Court to set aside one of its earlier orders which had been obtained following a contested hearing on perjured evidence. Barrister Adrian Davies, of 3 Dr Johnson Buildings Chambers, (who acted for the successful appellants) comments on what lessons can be learned from this case and considers the wider implications for these types of cases. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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