Chukwudebelu v Chubb Security Personnel Ltd - "unless order" automatically takes effect on default; no further order is necessary - Court of Appeal 4.3.08
Having lost claims in the employment tribunal, Mr Chukwudebelu appealed to the EAT. His appeal was initially allowed to proceed and directions were given, including an order for disclosure of documents within 14 days "in default of which the appeal shall stand dismissed". Mr C failed to disclose the documents and the Registrar refused to extend the time limit. On his appeal against that refusal HHJ Reid upheld the Registrar's decision, and stated that since the original direction therefore applied Mr C's appeal was dismissed. Mr C appealed.