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Categories:
Civil Procedure
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast aims to introduce practitioners to the summary judgment procedure. It offers insights into the reasons why parties apply for summary judgment as well as the grounds on which it is granted. Practical information is given on the time-limits which apply in relation to summary judgment applications and appeals, and the similarities and differences between strike-out and summary judgment is discussed.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • After completing the course you will:;
  • Be aware of the purpose of summary judgment;
  • Know the grounds for granting summary judgment;
  • Have learnt about the procedures and time-limits which apply in relation to summary judgment applications, hearings and appeals;
  • Understand the differences between summary judgment and strike-out.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Introduction
Legal Principles
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Three Rivers District Council v Bank of England (No 3) 2001 UKHL 16.

In this podcast, Matthew Parfitt, a barrister at Erskine Chambers, who specialises in company, insolvency and general commercial law, provides a broad overview of the summary judgment procedure. The advantages of applying for summary judgment and the tests used by the courts in deciding whether to grant such judgment are discussed. The podcast also examines the procedural requirements relating to summary judgment hearings and the orders which a court may make in such proceedings. The functions and procedures of strike-out are also explored and distinguished from summary judgment.

Podcast Added: 10/10/2008

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-09-26

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