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Joinder of parties—the procedural approach (Molavi v Hibbert)

Published on: 31 January 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Joinder of parties—the procedural approach (Molavi v Hibbert)
  • What are the practical implications of this case?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the court decide?
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Article summary

Dispute Resolution analysis: This case concerned the attempted addition of two new parties to existing proceedings. The application was made at a relatively early stage, before statements of case had closed. Although the court ultimately refused the application, the judgment provides some interesting analysis of the procedural approach that should be adopted and the key matters that should be taken into consideration. In particular, although the CPR does not expressly provide that the existing parties should be notified of a joinder application, the judge considered that as a matter of common sense this ought to occur, not least so that the case management implications of joinder can properly be canvassed and considered. Written by Rachel Turner, senior associate at PCB Litigation LLP. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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