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First-tier Charity Tribunal adopts a more robust approach to time limits

First-tier Charity Tribunal adopts a more robust approach to time limits

The First Tier Charity Tribunal has refused three out-of-time applications challenging a decision of the Charity Commission, applying a more robust approach to complying with time limits than previously. While all three applicants had good reasons for making late applications to the First Tier Charity Tribunal, the judge was bound to give greater weight to the need for litigation to be conducted efficiently and the need to enforce compliance with the tribunal’s rules, direction and orders. The decision reflects the more robust attitude to enforcing compliance with court rules, directions and orders, and therefore towards granting relief from sanctions, established by the current Civil Procedure Rules and the Court of Appeal in Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2013] and the decisions following it.

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