Sweetman v Shepherd and others: CA 24 Mar 2000

The rule that a claimant must bring his entire case in one action should not be extended to prevent a defendant from bringing a subsequent action against a former co-defendant for an indemnity or contribution, even though that claim might have been made in the first proceedings. The overriding objective of the court is to achieve justice for the parties.


Times 29-Mar-2000, Gazette 06-Apr-2000, [2000] EWCA Civ 91




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Updated: 20 May 2022; Ref: scu.89656