Exchange Chambers barristers act in Court of Appeal Mitchell case

June 16, 2014

The Court of Appeal will hear three appeals relating to the ambit of the decision in Mitchell over the next two days, 16 and 17 June 2014.

The Court ruled last November in Mitchell v News Group Newspapers (known as the ‘Plebgate’ case) that the solicitors for Andrew Mitchell MP, who was suing The Sun newspaper for defamation, would not be able to recover their costs because they failed to comply with the rules on filing a costs budget.

Three cases examining the principles established in Mitchell – in particular in relation to ‘trivial breaches’ – will be heard by the Master of the Rolls, Lord Dyson, who gave the judgment of the Court in the Mitchell case and Lord Justice Jackson, whose report suggested the reforms considered in Mitchell, together with Lord Justice Vos.

David Mohyuddin and Ian Tucker, barristers at Exchange Chambers are acting for Bolton College in one of the three cases: Utilise TDS Ltd V Davies & others.  They are instructed by Richard Dawson-Gerrard and Rachel Mongan from Mills & Reeve LLP.