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Our clerks’ room is open between:

8.30am – 6.30pm

Outside of these hours and in cases of urgency, please contact
Paul Bunting on 07971 843023 or
Darren Madle on 07769 714399.

Clerk contacts

Richard Sheehan

Deputy Senior Clerk

020 7420 9503
Oliver Ventura

First Junior Clerk

020 7420 9505
Aron Hanks

Second Junior Clerk

020 7420 9506
Archie Conners

Third Junior Clerk

020 7420 9507

Our clerks’ room is open between:

8.30am – 6.30pm

Outside of these hours and in cases of urgency, please contact
Paul Bunting on 07971 843023 or
Darren Madle on 07769 714399.

Clerk contacts

Richard Sheehan

Deputy Senior Clerk

020 7420 9503
Oliver Ventura

First Junior Clerk

020 7420 9505
Aron Hanks

Second Junior Clerk

020 7420 9506
Archie Conners

Third Junior Clerk

020 7420 9507

What is the Effect of a Debarring Order? 

In Al Saud v Gibbs [2024] EWHC 123 (Comm), Mr Gibbs was the subject of an order providing that, unless he complied with certain earlier orders, “he would be debarred from defending the proceedings.” Mr Gibbs did not comply with earlier orders, so the sanction was engaged. Mr Gibbs nonetheless made an application “to defend both the merits and quantum of liability, if any” in the proceedings.

The resolution of Mr Gibbs’ application required the Court to consider the effect of a debarring order. Calver J helpfully distilled eight principles, as follows:

Please click here to read the full article by Nicholas Trompeter KC.