- Litigant in person's counterclaim struck out as abuse of process (Jones v Longley)
- Practical implications
- Why did the court strike out the counterclaim?
- What was the significance of the defendant being a litigant in person?
- Court details
Dispute Resolution analysis: The High Court has struck out a litigant in person’s counterclaim under CPR 3.4(2)(b) as an abuse of the court’s process or as otherwise likely to obstruct the just disposal of the proceedings. In doing so, the court confirmed that the same rules apply to litigants in person as apply to represented litigants. In considering the application to strike out the counterclaim, the court also applied the principles developed for cases of application for relief from sanctions.
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