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Bank of Scotland v Pereira & Ors [2011] EWCA Civ 241

Judgment, published: 19/07/2011

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  • In brief: Here the defendant had applied for an adjournment of the trial. However, the medical evidence supporting her application was erroneously not shown to the trial judge, the defendant did not turn up, he refused to adjourn and an order was made in the claimants’ favour (the estate was split £69,000 to the defendant and £630,000 to the claimants). On appeal it was found that the defendant had not actually made an application under r.39.3(5) CPR 1998 and had in any event not satisfied the three criteria under r.39.3 needed to make a successful application to set aside a judgment. The judgment could not be set aside. In terms of the appeal against the substantive award, the court concluded that there was no basis for interfering with it save to the extent that fresh evidence that wad admitted modestly reduced the award made to the original claimants. Judgment, 22/10/2018, free
  • Mother's appeal against an order that she return the children to the UK from Poland after the English court ruled that they, and not the Polish court, had jurisdiction. The appeal was allowed, the court saying that the Polish court became and had remained seised of jurisdiction in relation to the children. Judgment, 16/07/2018, free

Published: 19/07/2011

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