Adam successfully defended a pivotal application for relief from sanctions heard before HHJ Havelock-Allan QC in the High Court. Adam represented the Claimant/Respondent who was bringing a property damage claim worth over £300,000.

In this matter default judgment had already been given against the Defendant/Applicant earlier in the history of the case. At the time of the application the relevant sanction imposed upon the Defendant, following a string of failures, was that he was, in effect, precluded from defending the quantum of the case. That being so, following the successful defence of the application for relief from sanctions the Claimant’s substantial quantum claim was free to continue in a manner which was virtually unopposed.