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When will the court strike out an application?

When will the court strike out an application?
Published on: 10 March 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • When will the court strike out an application?
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  • Briefly, what were the issues in the case that led the court to consider making a striking out order?
  • What were the options considered by the court to dispose of the mother’s application?
  • Was the court’s approach consistent with the decision of the Supreme Court in Wyatt v Vince?
  • Is this decision indicative of the courts taking a harder line with persistent litigants?

Article summary

Family analysis: The strike out order made in a recent Schedule 1 case, on the appropriate quantum of periodical payments for a child, is indicative of the courts trying to find ways to stop persistent litigants, says Vicki McLynn, principal lawyer at Slater and Gordon (UK) LLP—but also demonstrates how difficult this can be. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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