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Adjudication: Having Your Cake And Eating It

Thursday, 9th February 2018

"It can often be tempting, where it suits it, for one party to argue a point one way in one adjudication only to argue the opposite point, on the same issue, in a subsequent adjudication between the same parties.  The courts generally take a dim view of what is known as "blowing hot and cold" or, in more colloquial terms, "trying to have your cake and eat it".  It is what lawyers call "approbation and reprobation"."

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Source: Wright Hassall LLP
Language: English
Contact: Stuart Thwaites

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