Pleading – Amendment. The defendant company sought to amend its CPR Pt 20 breach of contract claim against the third party company to include a negligence claim. The Queen's Bench Division, in allowing the application, held that, although the claim was statute-barred, the new claim framed in negligence arose out of the substantially the same facts. The factors against the exercise of discretion to amend were outweighed and the defendant would be permitted to amend, pursuant to CPR 17.4(2).