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High Court allows late amendment to statement of case due to late disclosure (First Personnel Services v Halfords)

High Court allows late amendment to statement of case due to late disclosure (First Personnel Services v Halfords)
Published on: 21 September 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • High Court allows late amendment to statement of case due to late disclosure (First Personnel Services v Halfords)
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  • What was the background to the decision?
  • What was the basis for the decision on the breach of standard disclosure?
  • What was the significance of late disclosure on the court’s decision to grant permission to amend Halfords’ defence and counterclaim?
  • What other factors were considered?
  • What were the court’s findings in relation to the application for a split trial?
  • What are the practical implications of this case?

Article summary

Dispute Resolution analysis: Aidan Casey QC and Tom Poole, both of 3 Hare Court, London (instructed by Pinsent Masons LLP for the defendant), reflect on a recent decision which considered an application to amend consequent upon a failure to provide standard disclosure, and assess the practical implications of the case. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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