Worldwide Corporation Limited v GPT Limited and GPT (Middle East) Limited: CA 2 Dec 1998

Reasons for dismissal of application for leave to appeal – refusals of leave to amend particulars. The court must take into account the public interest in the efficient administration of justice which may be damaged by the disruption and delay caused by late amendmentsz


Lord Bingham of Cornhill, LCJ, Peter Gibson, Waller LJJ


[1998] EWCA Civ 1894




England and Wales


CitedGardner v Southwark London Borough Counci (No 1); King v East Cambridgeshire District Council etc CA 18-Jan-1996
It was not an abuse of process, to restart a claim within the limitation period after an automatic striking out of an earlier action. Millett LJ referred to the ‘same dilatory progress’ all the parties to the action continued to make after the . .

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CitedSmart v The Forensic Science Service Ltd CA 2-Jul-2013
On a search of his house, the police found a bullet cartridge on the claimant’s property. It was sent for testing but due to a mistake it was reported as a live cartridge. The prosecution was only dropped after some months when the mistake was . .
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