Defence Focus – October 2021
October 29, 2021
Welcome to the latest edition of our Defence Focus e-bulletin, brought to you by Exchange Chamber’s Personal Injury Defence team.
Included in this edition:
Buttar Construction Limited v Arshdeep  EWCA Civ 1408
David Sandiford considers the recent decision of the CA in Buttar Construction Limited v Arshdeep  EWCA Civ 1408, an interesting interim payment case involving multiple defendants where liability was disputed.
The Defence of Illegality
Andrew Ward observes the defence of illegality in relation to the decision of H.H.J. Bird, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge, in RO (by his Litigation Friend, MI) v Freddy Gray; and the MIB  EWHC 2770 (QB).
Wasted costs: Cross-examining a legal representative
David McCormick comments on the significant decision in the case of Hunt v Annolight Ltd  EWHC 3744 (QB) in relation to defendants seeking wasted costs.