Sarah Robson Barrister
Raising legal argument and offering zero for some heads of loss did not justify removal from Portal
Dickinson v Langford
Birkenhead CC, 14th February 2013
Here the Claimant sought care as a head of loss. The Defendant offered zero for this and entered a full defence. The Claimant removed the claim from the Portal and issued Part 7 proceedings in response, claiming that given the dispute and the nature of the defence, the Portal was no longer suitable.
However, the court found that the claim should have stayed in the Portal and restricted the Claimant to Portal costs.