What happens when a claim is struck out?

If a case is ‘struck out’ it means the Court has dismissed it without a full hearing of all of the evidence. There are particular rules governing how a civil case may proceed; these are Civil Procedure Rules.

What does it mean to strike out proceedings?

Strike out Striking out means the court ordering written material to be deleted so that it may no longer be relied upon. A statement of case for these purposes is defined as the whole or part of, an application form or answer.

Can you amend a statement of truth?

In applications to amend where the court’s permission is required, the amended statement of case should be re-verified by a new statement of truth where the substance of the statement of case has changed (CPR PD 17, para 1.4). For more information on statements of truth, see Practice Note: Statements of truth.

In what circumstances may a court strike out a statement of case?

The court may strike out parts of a statement of case on the grounds that allegations within it are ‘irrelevant’ to the pleaded case, which may fall within any of the grounds set out in CPR 3.4(2).

When should I make a strike out application?

You may apply for strike out in order to force a party to clarify their case, to force compliance with directions orders, especially where the other side of your case is a litigant in person.

What is a material false statement?

Material false statement or omission means an untrue statement of material fact or an omission to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements made under the circumstances under which they were made not misleading.

What is an application to strike out?

If a pleading contains averments which are scandalous, vexatious, or irrelevant, the opposite party may, within the period allowed for filing any subsequent pleading, apply for the striking out of the aforesaid matter.

What amounts to no reasonable grounds for a strike out?

The court assumes for the purposes of the argument the truth of the allegations made in the claim, and considers whether, as a matter of law, such allegations amount to a cause of action known to the law. If they do not, there are no reasonable grounds for bringing the claim and it is struck out.

How do you strike out a pleading?

[2-6940] Striking out pleadings Rule 14.28 provides that the court may strike out the whole or any part of a pleading if it discloses no reasonable cause of action or defence, etc, or has a tendency to cause prejudice, embarrassment or delay in the proceedings, or is otherwise an abuse of the process of the court.