The top 10 underused rules for property litigators


At the Property Litigation Association’s recent annual conference, Jonathan Seitler QC opened up his bag of tricks and shared with a delighted audience his favourite little-used – but hugely useful – provisions, rules and authorities that can be relied on to good effect at trial.

Counting down to his number one, these are Seitler’s top ten tips for litigators:

10. JF Perrott & Co Ltd v Cohen [1950] 156 EG 422

9. Beoco Ltd v Alfa Laval Co Ltd [1995] QB 137

8. CPR Rules 32 and 33

7. Ford and another v White & Co [1964] 190 EG 595

6. Hughes v Metropolitan Rly Co (1877) 2 App Cas 439

5. The Unfair Terms In Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999

4. Meacher v Trelford and others (unreported, 1988) and Coral Reef Ltd v Silverbond Enterprises Ltd and another [2016] EWHC 874 (Ch)

3. Snook v London & West Riding Investments Ltd [1967] 1 All ER 518

2. Gestmin SGPS S.A. v Credit Suisse (UK) Limited and another [2013] EWHC 3560 (Comm)

1. Wisniewski v Central Manchester Health Authority [1998] EWCA Civ 596

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