169. Right to discontinue claim

(1) Except as provided by the relevant practice direction, a claimant may discontinue all or part of a claim at any time.
(2) Where there is more than one defendant, the claimant may discontinue all or part of a claim against all or any of the defendants.
(3) A claimant who claims more than one remedy and subsequently abandons his claim to one or more of the remedies but continues with his claim for the other remedies is not treated as discontinuing all or part of a claim for the purposes of this Part.