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Sowerby v Charlton (2005)

Sowerby v Charlton (2005)

Court of Appeal
Date: 21/12/05

The Issues: The Claimant had suffered catastrophic injuries following an accident on the defendant’s property. Before the issue of multi-track proceedings, the Defendant had admitted liability in an open letter, but subsequently withdrew the admission following the issuing of proceedings. The Claimant wanted to rely on the pre-action admission of liability and thereby strike out parts of the defence. The previous rules (RSC O.27 r.3 – by that time superseded) governed both pre action and post action admissions. Did r.14.1 (current in 2005) do the same?

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