Relief from sanctions imposed by the Court following late-filing of evidence

Rachel appeared on behalf of the Claimant in a fast track trial in order to seek relief from sanctions imposed on her client after they filed their witness evidence after the deadline set by the court.

The sanction for such late filing of the evidence was that the client was not allowed to rely on this evidence at trial. Rachel successfully argued that relief from sanctions should be granted, and in addition that her client also be entitled to rely upon a second witness statement. The result obtained by Rachel meant that her client was able to put forward his case at trial and explain fully the basis of his claim against the Defendant.