28 March 2017
Consideration of whether permission should be granted to re-open an appeal (to amend Grounds of Appeal) after judgment had been circulated but not handed down formally: Part II
- After judgment had been circulated in Assoun v Assoun [No. 1]  EWCA Civ 21, but prior to it being handed down officially, H sought permission to amend his Grounds of Appeal and to adduce fresh evidence upon which he sought to rely.
- The parties were ordered to file further written submissions, in which H argued inter alia that the Court had relied on mistaken factual material, such that the Court’s analysis of the Hadkinson principles were erroneous.
- Permission was refused.
- There had been no error of fact as HHJ Brasse’s factual conclusions were based on material to which he was entitled to have regard, and to which he was referred.
- H had provided no new material which would have produced a different conclusion regarding his financial disclosure.
- H’s appeal had provided the opportunity for scrutiny and for both parties to respond to any issues about which they disagreed.