Global Asset Capital, Inc and Another v Aabar Block Sarl and Others: CA 1 Feb 2017

Appeal against refusal of summary judgment. The court set out the applicable principles concerning strike out and summary judgment: ‘(1) The court must consider whether the case of the respondent to the application has a realistic as opposed to fanciful prospect of success – in this context, a realistic claim is one that carries some degree of conviction and is more than ‘merely arguable’.
(2) The court must not conduct a ‘mini-trial’ and should avoid being drawn into an attempt to resolve conflicts of fact which are normally resolved by the trial process.
(3) If the application gives rise to a short point of law or construction then, if the court is satisfied that it has before it all the evidence necessary for the proper determination of the question and that the parties have had an adequate opportunity to address it in argument, it should ‘grasp the nettle and decide it’.’


Lord Justice Hamblen, Lord Justice McFarlane


[2017] EWCA Civ 37, [2017] WLR(D) 63, [2017] 4 WLR 163


Bailii, WLRD


England and Wales


Appeal fromGlobal Asset Capital, Inc and Another v Aabar Block Sarl and Another ComC 18-Feb-2016
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Updated: 26 October 2022; Ref: scu.573794