There have been some interesting cases this month involving Litigants in Person and relief from sanctions applications discussed on the blog this month. Here’s what else we have been talking about:
- Justin Crossley considered the test of “reasonable foreseeability” in Lowdon-v-Jump Zone Leisure UK Limited  EWCA Civ586 All The Fun Of The Fair
- Gordon Exall considered the effects of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 in Breaches of Statutory Duty After the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013: A Scottish Decision: Daleks Are Not That Dangerous After All
RELIEF FROM SANCTIONS
- Nicola Phillipson considered an application for relief from sanctions made by a litigant in person with a mental health disability in Litigants in person, mental health, and relief from sanctions
- Jonathan Holsgrove considered another case of a litigant in person being refused relief from sanctions in No relief for being a Litigant in Person – Chadwick (trustee in bankruptcy of Anthony Burling) v Burling  EWHC 1610(Ch)
- Elliot Kay discussed the dangers of taking an unreasonable stance on relief from sanction in Relief from sanctions – Be sensible or be prepared to pay
- We were taken through some Useful Guidance on Cost Budgeting from the High Court by Kate McKinlay
- Joanna Hastie considered the circumstances in which “A non-party may apply to set aside default judgment if they are ‘directly affected’ (CPR 40.9)”
- Bronia Hartley took us through the procedure for retrospectively validating steps taken by a claimant in Retrospectively validating steps taken by a claimant as good alternative service under CPR 6.15(2) – If a court finds that there is a single good reason to do so, there is no further discretion not to deem the service good
- Frances Lawley considered to recent decision on the effect of multiple witness statements on the credibility of witnesses in Connolly v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust  EWHC 1339 (QB) and Buswell v Symes  EWHC 1379 (QB)
- We held the Zenith Personal Injury Group conference on Personal Injury Lawyers and the Ageing Population on the 24th June. A run down of what happened on the day can be found here.
- Members of Zenith Chambers took part in the Leeds Legal Walk to raise money for the North East Legal Support Trust. You can see the pictures here.