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Relief from sanctions granted where the Appellant failed to pay the court fee – Silber v London Borough of Barnet (HOUSING – CIVIL PENALTY – case struck out by FTT for failure to pay the hearing fee – criteria for relief from sanctions)  UKUT 206 (LC) (13 August 2021)
This is an appeal case from the First Tier Tribunal (FTT) to the Upper Tribunal (UT) to reinstate the Appellant’s appeal against a financial penalty notice where her claim was struck out by the FTT after failing to pay the hearing fee.
Application in the FTT
Appeal to the UT
UT applying the Denton three state test
This case is an important reminder for litigators to always consider carefully and diarise directions provided by the Court. If relief from sanction is required, the 3-stage test in Denton should be considered when the decision is made.
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