Tideland Ltd v Westminster City Council

Practice and procedure – Default judgment. The Technology and Construction Court set aside a judgment in default of acknowledgement of service, concerning a claim against a local authority in respect of structural damage to its property, where the defendant had a reasonable prospect of defending the claim, where it had acted with reasonable speed in making the application to set it aside and where allowing the judgment to stand might deprive the defendant of a good defence on the merits.

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