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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to provide users with an understanding of the circumstances in which a claimant may enter judgment in default and the procedure for doing so. The grounds on which the court is obliged to set aside a default judgment and the situations where they have a discretion to set aside or vary such a judgment are also explained.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand when a claimant may enter judgment in default;
  • Know the procedure which must be followed to enter a judgment in default;
  • Understand the circumstances in which such a judgment may be varied or set aside by the court.
Level:
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Classification:
Introduction
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Civil Procedure Rules;
  • Intense Investments Ltd v Development Ventures Ltd (2005) EWCH 1726;
  • Lunnun v Singh [1999] The Times 19 July 1999;
  • Pugh v Cantor Fitzgerald International (2001) EWCA Civ 307;
  • Credit Agricole Indosuez v Unicef Ltd (2003) LTL 4/2/03;
  • Glaxo Group Ltd v Dowelhurst Ltd 1999 All ER 1288;
  • International Finance Corporation v Utexafrica S.P.R.L [2001] CLC 1361;
  • Hart Investments Ltd v Fidler (2006) EWHC 2857;
  • Thorn v Macdonald [1999] CPLR 660;
  • Akram v Adam (2004) EWCA Civ 1601;
  • Godwin v Swindon Brough Council (2001) EWCA Civ 1478.

This CPDcast covers the rules surrounding default judgment, which are contained in Part 12 of the Civil Procedure Rules. Fiona Ball explains when exactly a default judgment can be obtained, the procedure for obtaining such a judgment and the circumstances in which it may be varied or set aside.

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