R and T Thew Ltd v Reeves: CA 1982

A costs order had been drawn up incorrectly, and corrected without reference to the parties: ‘All the cases show that when a slip is corrected in this way, the correction dates back to the date when the document originally took effect . . unless anything has happened in the meantime to make it inexpedient or unjust to do so.’


Lord Denning MR


[1982] QB 172


England and Wales

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CitedLunn, Regina (on the Application of) v The Governor of HMP Moorland CA 25-May-2006
Having committed an offence whilst on licence, the judge had sentenced the defendant to a term of imprisonment to follow completion of the original sentence. The order drawn up by the clerk recorded that it should be served concurrently. He served . .
See AlsoR and T Thew Ltd v Reeves (No 2) CA 2-Jan-1982
The remedy of an award of costs against a solicitor personally is only available to make good loss where the solicitor is guilty of inexcusable misconduct such as to merit reproof.
It is not always easy to separate the effect of a disciplinary . .
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Updated: 07 May 2022; Ref: scu.242270