Practice – Civil litigation. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the defendants' appeal against an order granting the claimants relief from sanctions, pursuant to CPR 3.9(1), in respect of the claimants' failure to service notice on the defendants of the existence of a conditional fee agreement and an after the evident insurance policy within the period specified by CPR 44.15(1) and para 9.3(3) of the Practice Direction on Pre-Action Conduct. There was no justification for any interference with the exercise of the judge's discretion.