Summary judgement is a procedural process used in civil litigation by which any of the parties or the court can expeditiously dispose of all or part of a case without a trial. In accordance with CPR 24.2, a summary judgement will be granted in circumstances where the claimant has no real prospect of success or there are no other compelling reason for a trial to take place e.g. when the material facts of the case are not disputed.
Aimed to avoid unnecessary trials and achieve active case management, summary judgements can also serve to simplify a trial e.g. where partial summary judgment dispenses with certain issues or claims and as such are a key tool in the arsenal of any litigator.
However, if handled incorrectly, an unsuccessful summary judgment application could result in delay and adverse costs orders against the applicant. With this in mind, it is crucial that you know how to make and defend summary judgement applications.
During this one hour webinar, experienced lecturer Gary Barker will discuss the rules which govern summary judgements and will offer practical guidance which will serve to improve the strategy and tactics employed by experienced and trainee solicitors alike.
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