Re Wooley

CourtRoyal Court
JudgeCrill, Bailiff),
Judgment Date02 December 1991
Date02 December 1991
Royal Ct.
Crill, Bailiff),

LIMITATION of ACTIONS—STRIKING OUT—grounds for striking out

In a case in which the limitation period has clearly expired, the plaintiff's cause of action is not extinguished but the availability of the remedy should be barred: to allow him to proceed would be to waste time and money. It would therefore be improper for the defendant in such a case to apply to strike out the claim as disclosing no reasonable cause of action under the Royal Court Rules, 1982, r.6/13(a): he should do so on the grounds that it is frivolous and vexatious and an abuse of the process of the court under r.6/13(b) and (d) (Ronex Properties Ltd. v. John Laing Constr. Ltd., [1983] Q.B. 398, dicta of Donaldson and Stephenson...

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    • Royal Court
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    • Royal Court
    • 5 July 2018
    ...Evidence (Jersey) Law 1986. Royal Court Rules 2004. Lapidus v Le Blancq [2013] 2 JLR 308. Holmes v Linguard [2015] JRC 226. Re Wooley [1991] JLR Note 11 C. Classic Herd Limited v Jersey Milk Marketing Board [2014] 2 JLR Note 4. Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984. Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions)......
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    ...Court Practice 1999 (“the White Book”). Classic Herd Limited v JMMB [2014] JRC 127. Classic Herd Ltd v JMMB [2014] JRC 217. Re Woolley [1991] JLR Note 11c. Minories Finance Limited v Arya Holdings [1994] JLR 149. Boyd v Pickersgill & Le Cornu [1999] JLR 284. Public Services Committee v Mayn......
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