Dispute Resolution analysis: The Chancery Division has refused to grant an order for default judgment in a case in which the defence had been served late—relief from sanctions were granted in this case. This was an unusual case in which the first defendant company had to be restored to the Companies Register which resulted in issues being raised in respect of timings for the first defendant file a defence. The lack of co-operative approach by the claimant resulting in a failure to agree a timetable resulted in its default judgment application being dismissed and an extension of time being granted to serve the defence.
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