*Samara v MBI & Partners UK Ltd and others

Judgment – Default judgment. The master refused the first defendant's application, under CPR 13.3, to set aside default judgment entered for the claimant. The first defendant appealed on the basis that the delay was not excessive and had included a period in which it sought the claimant's consent to set it aside. The claimant contended that those contentions had no validity, especially in the light of the new regime that implemented the Jackson proposals (the new regime). The Queen's Bench Division, in dismissing the appeal, held that the new regime applied to the special rules under CPR Pt 13 and that there had been an excessive delay.

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