When Claimant does not attend, claim is struck out

Cara acted for the Claimant in a road traffic accident quantum assessment.

Liability had been admitted. Claims were for repair costs and hire charges. Limited evidentiary documentation had been served and the Claimant did not attend, having served a notice under CPR 27.9. Reference was made to case law to justify the limited documentation. Costs were applied for due to the unreasonable behaviour of the Claimant.

The Judge decided that the documentation provided was not enough to prove the claim and as the Claimant also had not attended to be cross examined the claim was struck out. The costs application was resisted and no costs were awarded.