The Henderson rule: Applications to amend

Is it possible to resist an application to amend on the grounds that the new case could and should have been advanced earlier in the same proceedings? Martin Hutchings QC reviews the basic principles in the context of a recent case

Cases Referenced

  • Barrow v Bankside Members Agency Ltd [1996] 1 WLR 257
  • Food and Rural Affairs [2007] EWHC 1773
  • Greenhalgh v Mallard [1947] 2 All ER 255
  • Henderson v Henderson [1843] 67 ER 313
  • Johnson v Gore Wood & Co (no 1) [2002] 2 AC 1
  • Kensell v Khoury [2020] EWHC 567 (Ch)
  • Ruttle Plant Hire Ltd v The Secretary of State for the Environment [2007] EWHC 1773
  • Soo Kim v Young [2011] EWHC 1781 (QB)
  • Stuart v Goldberg [2008] EWCA Civ 2
  • Tannu v Moosajee [2003] EWCA Civ 815
  • Tobias Gruber v AIG Management France SA [2019] EWHC 1676 (Comm)