Sarah Robson Barrister

Using the Portals

Wickes Building Supplies Ltd v Blair (No.2) Costs [2020] EWCA Civ 17

The Court of Appeal agreed with Sarah Robson that QOCS applied to this second tier appeal, preferring the reasoning of Edis J in Parker v Butler [2016] EWHC 1251 (QB) over that in both Wagenaar v Weekend Travel Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 1105 and Hawksford Trustees Jersey Ltd v Stella Global UK Ltd and another [2012] EWCA Civ 987.  Not to apply QOCS on appeals would deny access to justice.


Mulholland v Hughes, HHJ Freedman, Newcastle CC, 18.09.15

(First Tier Appeal - Offers in the Portal do not amount to admissions, Claimants have to repay over-payment of damages in non-settlement payment, Arguments at Stage 3 limited by those in Stage 2 pack)


Mozzano v Riwa

(Multiple CNFs - how to deal)


Lamb v Gregory

(Witness statements permitted under the [2010] Protocol)


Raja v Day & MIB, HHJ Gregory, Liverpool CC, 02.03.15

(First Tier Appeal - Default position on finding a Portal breach is fixed costs, burden shifts to Claimant to show why should not apply)


Smith v Owen

(Unreasonable exit for non payment of disbursement)


Liverpool Victoria Insurance Co Ltd v Yavuz & Ors [2017] EWHC 3088 (QB) (6 Dec 2017)

(Contempt re completion of CNF)


David Grant v Dawn Meats (UK) [2018] EWCA Civ 2212

(Limitation, Stays and Service of a Portal Claim form)