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Thames Water Utilities Ltd v Snowcrest Ltd




LTL 4/11/99 (unreported elsewhere) 1999-11-04

Where a party had been nonsuited and had then issued fresh proceedings, it owed a duty to the court to proceed swiftly with the prosecution of the fresh action. In the circumstances of this case the plaintiff's failure to comply with the automatic directions timetable seen in light of the earlier indulgence of nonsuit constituted an abuse of process.