Practice – Striking out. The proceedings concerned case management decisions made during the course of litigation, which arose out of the termination of a joint venture agreement. By two orders, the judge dismissed the defendant's applications that the claim be struck out for, among other things, failure to comply with the timetable laid down by an earlier order in respect of disclosure, service of a schedule of account, and exchange of witness statements. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the defendant's appeals, held that the judge had approached the issues before him correctly and had been entitled to dismiss the defendant's applications for strike out.