District judges taking hardline approach to Jackson enforcement – Litigation Futures

Posted November 19th, 2013 in appeals, civil procedure rules, disclosure, judiciary, news, striking out by sally

“An increasing number of reports are emerging of hardline decisions by district judges over non-compliance with the CPR or breach of orders and directions.”

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Litigation Futures, 19th November 2013

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

W H Newson Holding Ltd and others v IMI plc and others – WLR Daily

Posted November 14th, 2013 in appeals, competition, conspiracy, jurisdiction, law reports, striking out, tribunals by tracey

W H Newson Holding Ltd and others v IMI plc and others [2013] EWCA Civ 1377:   [2013] WLR (D)  432

“On its true interpretation, section 47A of the Competition Act 1998, which permitted a claimant to bring a follow-on claim to recover damages based on a finding of an infringement of competition law by the Commission of the European Union, permitted a claimant to bring a conspiracy claim provided that all the ingredients of the cause of action could be established by infringement findings in the Commission’s decision.”

WLR Daily, 12th November 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Fairclough v Summers – An abuse of Process – Sovereign Chambers

“On the 13th May 2003 whilst acting in the course of his employment with Fairclough Homes Limited (‘Fairclough’), Shaun Summers (‘Mr Summers’) fell from a truck and sustained both a fractured bone in his right hand and a fractured left heel bone. On the 28th October 2003 Fairclough admitted liability for the accident through its insurers (‘the admission’). Mr Summers went on to issue a claim for personal injury and associated losses on the 10th May 2006 but, having examined his medical records (which appeared to cast doubt on Mr Summers’ account of the accident), Fairclough applied for permission to withdraw their admission and served an Amended Defence in relation to liability. On the 28th August 2007, following a trial before HHJ Tetlow (‘the Judge’), Mr Summers obtained judgment against Fairclough with damages to be assessed.”

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Sovereign Chambers, 25th September 2013

Source: www.sovereignchambers.co.uk

Binns and another v Firstplus Financial Group plc – WLR Daily

Binns and another v Firstplus Financial Group plc [2013] EWHC 2436 (QB); [2013] WLR (D) 361

“Where a claimant had obtained an award pursuant to alternative dispute resolution (‘ADR’) and subsequently brought a civil claim where the only potential advantage in bringing that litigation was the possibility of an additional award in respect of legal costs, the claim was to be struck out under CPR r 3.4(2).”

WLR Daily, 24th July 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Singh v Reading Borough Council – WLR Daily

Singh v Reading Borough Council [2013] EWCA Civ 909; [2013] WLR (D) 306

“An employer’s improper activities in gathering evidence for the purpose of defending a claim of discrimination brought by an employee were not covered by judicial proceedings immunity.”

WLR Daily, 25th July 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Vince v Wyatt: the FPR 2010 strikes back? – Family Law Week

Posted May 30th, 2013 in appeals, civil procedure rules, family courts, news, striking out by sally

“Sian Cox, barrister, Harcourt Chambers analyses the court’s power to strike out in family proceedings and considers in the light of the Court of Appeal judgment in Vince v Wyatt, the circumstances in which such applications may succeed.”

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Family Law Week, 29th May 2013

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Being civil – NearlyLegal

“Morshead Mansions has been involved in a quite astonishing amount of litigation. Bailii throws up 13 hits, cases in the LVT, Lands Tribunal, High Court and Court of Appeal. It’s really must be the most awful burden on all those involved. And now, there is another case to add to the list, Di Marco v Morshead Mansions Ltd [2013] EWHC 1068 (Ch).”

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NearlyLegal, 14th May 2013

Source: www.nearlylegal.co.uk

Wyatt v Vince – WLR Daily

 Wyatt v Vince: [2013] EWCA Civ 495;   [2013] WLR (D)  166

“The court should not allow either party to a former marriage to be harassed by claims for financial relief which were issued many years after the divorce and had no real prospect of success. Such claims should be struck out under FPR r 4.4(1)(b) as an abuse of process.”

WLR Daily, 8th May 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Fraudulent claims – The net continues to close – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted April 23rd, 2013 in costs, fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries, solicitors, striking out by sally

“It seems that the courts – and in particular Central London Court – are taking an increasingly intolerant approach to fraudulent and exaggerated claims, and are visiting the consequences of such claims on the solicitors, as well as the unsuccessful claimant.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 18th April 2013

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

Streamlined employment tribunal system will “weed out weak claims” says Government – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 18th, 2013 in claims management, employment tribunals, fees, news, striking out by sally

“The Government has set out plans to ‘streamline’ the employment tribunal system, which will include a new power to ‘strike out’ claims with little chance of success before they proceed to a full hearing.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th March 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

Top Gear up before Top Judges – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 7th, 2013 in appeals, BBC, damages, defamation, malicious falsehood, news, striking out by sally

“The Court of Appeal has refused an appeal against the strike out of a libel claim against the BBC in relation to a review of an electric sports car by the ‘Top Gear’ programme. The judge below had been correct in concluding that there was no sufficient prospect of the manufacturer recovering a substantial sum of damages such as to justify continuing the case to trial.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th March 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

First use of power to strike out following Summers v Fairclough – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted February 8th, 2013 in abuse of process, fraud, news, personal injuries, striking out by sally

“The decision is of significance, because it is the first strike out of a fraudulent/exaggerated claim following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Summers v Fairclough Homes Limited [2012] 1 WLR 2004. Summers is authority for the proposition that under CPR 3.4(2) the court has power to strike out a statement of case on the ground that it is an abuse of process at any stage in the proceedings, including – but in very exceptional circumstances – at the end of a trial.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 31st February 2013

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

High Court overturns ruling striking out £60,000 ATE premium for redacted insurance certificate – Litigation Futures

Posted December 6th, 2012 in costs, insurance, news, striking out by sally

“The High Court has overturned a cost judge’s ruling that a redacted after-the-event (ATE) insurance certificate did not comply with the Costs Practice Direction (CPD) because it did not show what premiums would have been payable had the case concluded earlier than it did.”

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Litigation Futures, 6th December 2012

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Judicial robustness and the right to be heard – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted July 24th, 2012 in appeals, news, striking out, trials by tracey

“In this age of active case management, judges are rightly expected to take a robust approach to dealing with the cases before them. But sometimes robustness can be taken too far – as illustrated by the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Labrouche v Frey [2012] EWCA Civ 881, [2012] All ER (D) 33 (Jul).”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 23rd July 2012

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

International Leisure Ltd and another v First National Trustee Co UK Ltd and others – WLR Daily

Posted July 18th, 2012 in administrators, company law, compensation, law reports, striking out by tracey

International Leisure Ltd and another v First National Trustee Co UK Ltd and others: [2012] EWHC 1971 (Ch);  [2012] WLR (D)  208

“The rule against reflective loss and the extent to which a shareholder could sue for loss primarily suffered by and primarily belonging to a company did not extend to loss suffered by holders of a debenture.”

WLR Daily, 16th July 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Libel on the internet: Christian author takes on Dawkins and Amazon – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 17th, 2012 in defamation, internet, news, striking out by sally

“In an interesting ruling on a strike-out action against a libel claim, a High Court judge has delineated the scope for defamation in blog posts and discussion threads where the audience is small and the libel limited.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th May 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Sullivan (aka Soloman) v Bristol Film Studios Ltd – WLR Daily

Sullivan (aka Soloman) v Bristol Film Studios Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 570; [2012] WLR (D) 145

“In deciding whether a small claim ought to be struck out as an abuse of process it was relevant to consider whether there was a proportionate procedure available by which the claim could be adjudicated.”

WLR Daily, 3rd May 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Adams and others v Ford and others – WLR Daily

Adams and others v Ford and others [2012] EWCA Civ 544; [2012] WLR (D) 125

“It was not right to lay down a categorical rule that the issue of proceedings without valid authority from a claimant ought necessarily to amount to an abuse of the process of the court. The principle in Presentaciones Musicales SA v Secunda [1994] Ch 271, that a claimant could ratify and adopt proceedings started in his name by a solicitor without authority, remained binding on the court.”

WLR Daily, 26th April 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Author Chris McGrath faces six figure legal bill after unfavourable Amazon reviews case is struck out – The Independent

Posted April 5th, 2012 in appeals, costs, defamation, litigants in person, news, striking out by sally

“An author who tried to sue a father of three from the West Midlands over comments made in a series of unfavourable reviews on Amazon is facing a six figure legal bill after a judge struck out his case.”

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The Indpendent, 4th April 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘Locked-in syndrome’ man seeks assisted suicide ruling – BBC News

Posted February 9th, 2012 in assisted suicide, news, striking out by sally

“A severely disabled man with ‘locked-in syndrome’ has urged a judge not to decide to halt his High Court action to let a doctor end his life.”

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BBC News, 8th February 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk