The court analysed the circumstances under which additional parties might be joined to an action by a defendant, applying a narrow interpretation. The court considered whether a defendant may be added against the parties’ wishes: ‘There are two views about its scope; an authority can be cited for both. One is that it gives a wide power to the court to join any party which has a claim which relates to the subject matter of the action . . If that is right, it really kills any submission about jurisdiction. The court is hardly likely in the exercise of its discretion to join as a party somebody who has no claim relating to the subject matter of the action: and if its powers extend to joining anyone who has, the question whether the particular intervenor should be joined becomes virtually one of discretion.’
 1 QB 357
Order 15 R13
- Disapproved – Gurtner v Circuit CA 1968
The Court described the gap in provision for the recovery of damages for injury where the driver of a vehicle was uninsured: ‘if (a) the defendant was not insured at the time of the accident or (b) his policy of insurance was avoided in the . .
 2 QB 587
- Cited – Balkanbank v Naser Taher and Others QBD 13-Feb-1995
The plaintiff had obtained a worldwide Mareva injunction, giving an undertaking for damages. On its discharge, the defendants sought to make a counterclaim. The defendant company and its subsidiaries sought to counterclaim for their damages suffered . .
Times 14-Apr-95,  1 WLR 1067
- Cited – Autologic Holdings Plc and others v Commissioners of Inland Revenue HL 28-Jul-2005
Taxpayer companies challenged the way that the revenue restricted claims for group Corporation Tax relief for subsidiary companies in Europe. The issue was awaiting a decision of the European Court. The Revenue said that the claims now being made by . .
 UKHL 54, Times 01-Aug-05,  3 CMLR 2,  STC 1357,  STI 1336,  1 AC 118,  3 WLR 339,  4 All ER 1141,  BTC 402,  Eu LR 131, 77 TC 504
- Cited – In re Vandervell’s Trusts (No 1); Vandervell Trustees Limited v White and Others HL 15-Jul-1970
Practice – Parties – Joinder – Proceedings between subjects raising issues material to income tax – Joinder of Commissioners of Inland Revenue – Income Tax Act 1952 (15 and 16 Geo. 6 and 1 Eliz. 2, c.10), ss. 52 and 64 ; Income Tax Management Act . .
 AC 912,  UKHL TC – 46 – 341,  3 WLR 452,  3 All ER 16,  TR 129,, 46 TC 341
These lists may be incomplete.
Updated: 05 December 2020; Ref: scu.200493