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In brief: Relief from the automatic imposition of sanctions (FCA v Da Vinci Invest Ltd)

Published on: 11 September 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • In brief: Relief from the automatic imposition of sanctions (FCA v Da Vinci Invest Ltd)
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Dispute Resolution analysis: John Bignall, barrister at 7 King’s Bench Walk, considers the case of Financial Conduct Authority v Da Vinci Invest Ltd [2017] EWHC 2220 (Ch). This was an application by a defendant for relief from the automatic dismissal of his application to set aside judgment against him. The judge refused to grant relief, applying the three-stage test in Mitchell v News Group Newspapers as restated in Denton v TH White. The case provides an example of the court’s approach to such applications, in particular the consideration of the prospects of the application subject to automatic dismissal being successful. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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