Relief from sanctions application

With the new, stricter, test for relief from sanctions applications I wonder how often we’ll hear the comments of His Honour Judge Simon Brown QC in Earles v Barclays Bank plc [2009] EWHC 2500 being quoted where there has been a failure to comply with a notification requirement in relation to an additional liability:

“The Practice Direction is in the Civil Procedure Rules and those practising in civil courts are expected to know the rules and practice them; it is gross incompetence not to.”

3 thoughts on “Relief from sanctions application

  1. Hmm, actually that quote sounds like a tactful way to explain to a client that their application for relief might be unsuccessful :-)

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