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Rule 3.4 sets out specific circumstances where the court has the power to strike out a statement of case. These are where it appears to the court: • that the statement of case discloses no reasonable grounds for bringing or

defending the claim (r 3.4(2)(a)); • that the statement of case is an abuse of the court’s process or is otherwise

likely to obstruct the just disposal of proceedings (r 3.4(2)(b)); or • that there has been a failure to comply with a rule, practice direction or

court order (r 3.4(2)(c)).