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Pleadings could be amended in claim against state concerning award of mobile telephone licence

By: Mark Tottenham BL

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High Court grants order permitting a plaintiff to amend its statement of claim (originally delivered in 2006) in a claim against the state for the award of a mobile telephone licence, where a new defendant had been added to the action and where many of the amendments arose from the findings of a tribunal of enquiry concerning relevant issues, and which reported in 2011.

Application to amend statement of claim - award of mobile telephone licence - issue of proceedings in 2001 - statement of claim delivered in 2006 - amendments arising largely from findings of tribunal that reported in 2011 - RSC O. 28 r. 1 - whether amendments necessary for purpose of determining the real questions in controversy between the parties - whether prejudice could arise from amendments - alleged delay and consequential prejudice.

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