Portland Stone Firms Ltd and others v Barclays Bank plc and others

Practice – Striking out. The defendants' applications to strike out or for summary judgment were well founded. The claimants' attempts to remedy the position by withdrawing large parts of the original pleading and the production of successive amendments failed on the basis that it was reasonably arguable that the proposed amendments were outside the applicable limitation period. Accordingly, the Queen's Bench Division, allowed the defendants' applications to strike out the claim.