Pleading – Striking out. The claimants commenced proceedings against the defendant company, on the ground that demolition work it had carried out on the claimants' property had caused damage to the claimants' property. The defendant applied to strike out certain paragraphs of the claim. The Technology and Construction Court considered the effect of the Party Wall Etc Act 1996 on the claim, and struck out the paragraphs in issue on the ground that they disclosed no arguable cause of action.