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In Brief: Amending a claim to found future arguments on costs (Scottish Power v Talisman North Sea Ltd)

In Brief: Amending a claim to found future arguments on costs (Scottish Power v Talisman North Sea Ltd)
Published on: 23 February 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
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Dispute Resolution analysis: Mr Justice Leggatt when faced with an application to amend the claimant’s particulars of claim considered whether and to what extent statements of a case could be amended to include issues which are only relevant to costs. He determined that there is no right to demand a trial of facts which are relevant solely to costs but that the court can consider such applications within its inherent case management discretion. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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