Relief from Sanctions post-Mitchell appeal

Further decisions giving guidance with regard to the Courts’ approach to applications for relief from sanctions have been coming through following the stern conclusions reached by Master Victoria McCloud and the Court of Appeal in the Mitchell case.

The importance of ‘Mitchell’ as the starting point in considering conduct and relief from sanction appears to be reinforced by the decisions made below.

As ever there do appear to be some mixed messages coming through though. 

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