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Multi-party costs proportionality (Finesse v Bryson)

Multi-party costs proportionality (Finesse v Bryson)
Published on: 01 November 2013
Published by: LexisPSL
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DR analysis: The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) dismissed an application to re-amend the claimant’s claim and struck out the claim against the second defendant (following that party’s application for summary judgment). In doing so, it found the claim and the proposed amendments had no real prospect of success. This judgment is, however, of particular interest in relation to its case and costs management findings, including proportionality of costs in multi-party proceedings, the circumstances in which it may allow a low-value case to be transferred to the High Court TCC (applying West Country) and the logistical difficulties of test cases, particularly where there are already other claims or proceedings in existence. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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