Savings and Investment Bank Ltd (in Liquidation) v Fincken: CA 6 Nov 2001

When the court was asked to decide whether a proposed form of amendment to the pleadings would add an issue which was out of time, the court must look to the pleadings before and after the proposed amendment, and the factual issues which would have to be proved to support each version. The mere addition of a new remedy for the same cause of action was not a new claim.


Lord Justice Peter Gibson, Lord Justice Robert Walker and Lord Justice Keene


Times 15-Nov-2001, Gazette 14-Dec-2001, [2001] EWCA Civ 1639




Limitation Act 1980 3


England and Wales


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CitedSteamship Mutual Underwriting Association Ltd v Trollope and Colls Ltd CA 1986
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ApprovedLloyds Bank Plc v Rogers CA 16-Jul-1999
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Appeal fromSavings and Investment Bank Ltd (in Liquidation) v Fincken ChD 2-Mar-2001
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See AlsoSavings and Investment Bank Ltd (In Liquidation) v Fincken CA 14-Nov-2003
Parties to litigation had made without prejudice disclosures. One party sought to give evidence contradicting the dsclosure, and the other now applied for leave to amend based upon the without prejudice statements to be admitted to demonstrate the . .
CitedBrown v Rice and Another ChD 14-Mar-2007
The parties, the bankrupt and her trustee, had engaged in a mediation which failed at first, but applicant said an agreement was concluded on the day following. The defendants denied this, and the court as asked to determine whether a settlement had . .
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Litigation Practice, Limitation

Updated: 04 June 2022; Ref: scu.166780