Some who watch the spectacle of long lines in inclement weather say there must be a better way.
In Zuma’s Choice Pet Products Ltd and another v Azumi Ltd and others  EWCA Civ 2133, the Court of Appeal considered an appeal against the decision of a recorder not to recuse himself from hearing a summary judgment application in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, in the context of a claim for trade mark infringement.
In Martin and another v Kogan and others  EWHC 3266 (IPEC), HHJ Hacon in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) had to consider the effect of Part 36 offers on costs, after judgment in the IPEC where there are costs caps, and he was asked to reconsider his judgment in Phonographic Performance Ltd v Hagan  EWHC 3076 (IPEC).
On 15 December 2017, the government published its response to the House of Commons Justice Committee’s report, Implications of Brexit for the civil justice system. The government’s response confirms its position on criminal justice, civil law (including family law) and the legal services sector.
In DPM Property Services Ltd v Emerson Crane Hire Ltd  EWHC 3092 (TCC), Coulson J in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) overturned a County Court decision to allow additional expert evidence.