Mitchell ‘Plebgate’ Court of Appeal Judgment handed down

Simon Browne QC and Richard Wilkinson appeared in the Court of Appeal on behalf of the Claimant in a landmark case following the Jackson Reforms namely Andrew Mitchell MP v News Group Newspapers Limited [2013] EWCA Civ 1526.
Judgement was handed down today, Wednesday 27th November 2013, wherein the Master of the Rolls, Lord Dyson, delivered a judgement that will cause much discussion and debate in the legal world as to the test to be applied with regard to an application for relief from sanctions.
The Court of Appeal gave guidance on the correct approach to the new CPR 3.9, following the Jackson Reforms, relating to applications for relief from sanctions and held that the Master in the Court below had been entitled to be guided by the new CPR rule 3.14 as to what the appropriate sanction would be in a PD51D case and was entitled to impose it. Appeal dismissed.
A link to the full judgment can be found here.