At a time when the courts are seeking to accommodate hearings which have been adjourned because of the Covid-19 pandemic, against the backdrop of administrative and technical difficulties, a confirmed listing for trial has rarely been more valuable.

Russell-Cooke senior associate Tom Deely explains in Solicitors Journal that a potential delay to a trial is a key factor for the court when deciding applications to amend statements of case.

Late amendments and jeopardising the trial date is available to read on the Solicitors Journal website or in the February 2021 print issue via subscription. A full pdf is also available to read here. 

Tom is a senior associate in the trust and estate disputes team. 

Tom acts for both claimants and defendants on a range of matters including claims pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 ('The 1975 Act'), will disputes, domicile disputes, applications in the Court of Protection, disputes with personal representatives and trustees, administration disputes (both domestic and international) and property trust disputes.