ON APPEAL FROM QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION
THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE EADY
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL
B e f o r e :
LORD JUSTICE PITCHFORD
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Lord Justice Sedley:
"We regret to report that we are without instructions from our client in respect of the defendant's application, which is returnable tomorrow. We should also add that we are without instructions with regard to the appeal hearing, returnable on either 28 February or 1 March. In these circumstances it is a matter of courtesy to the court that we must report that neither we nor counsel will be in attendance at Tuesday's hearing. We can confirm that, given the absence of instructions from our client, we are now in the process of making application to come off the court record as acting for the defendant."
"i) resident out of the jurisdiction, but ii) not resident in a Brussels contracting state or state found by the Lugano Convention or a regulation state... "
That description, on the information before the court, fits the claimant and makes it possible though not obligatory for the court to order him to furnish security for the costs of the appeal.
Lord Justice Pitchford:
Order: Application granted