*Summit Navigation Ltd and another v Generali Romania and another

Costs – Security for costs. In the course of litigation regarding insurance on a vessel, the claimant companies failed to comply with an order for security for costs, providing the security on the day after the time period for doing so ran out. The defendant companies refused to accept the security. Both parties made applications to the Commercial Court. The court held, in allowing the claimants' application to allow the stay to be lifted, that the case was not such that the principles in Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2013] All ER (D) 314 (Nov) would apply, and that the default had been trivial.

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