To paraphrase Jackson LJ in Inplayer v Thorogood
A gentle reminder to us all that skeletons are to set out concisely and in brief, and certainly not in a profit fashion (unlike this post) the key issues and authorities in a party’s case so as to enable a court to get to grips with a case.
Useful to an advocate is the reminder that it is not just used for pre reading and the hearing but also after when pondering a reserved judgment. Therefore if it is what it should be then it stands as a constant reminder of why the judge should find in your favour – and if reminders such as this are necessary then a march may be stolen if your skeleton is that clear, concise paradigm of the art of written advocacy and the one the judge prefers to refer to.
Now back to the regularly scheduled programming – limitation, which appropriately enough is running late.