The court granted the defendant insurer's application to amend, made shortly before trial, where it wished to allege that it was not given a fair presentation of the risk when the policy was renewed. The amendments were limited in scope, properly pleaded and of considerable weight and did not require the trial to be adjourned. They also related to facts known to the claimant but recently discovered by the defendant (Societe Generalé v Cap Marine Assurance et Reassurances SAS).