Same Accident, Same Defendant, Two Separate CNFs (One Claiming Vehicle Damage and Credit Hire; the Other PI) Proceed as Separate Claims at all Times, One Settles After Issue, the Other Does Not and is Issued – Abuse of Process or Not? – Zenith PI Blog

Posted March 22nd, 2016 in abuse of process, accidents, costs, news, personal injuries, striking out by sally

‘Last week I went off to the County Court at Newcastle to defend a strike out application made by the Defendant alleging abuse of process. I suspect this won’t be the first time that this factual scenario has arisen where defendants have sought to strike out a claim and where they have been successful, but here the claim was allowed to proceed because it was found that there was no abuse.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 21st March 2016

Source: www.zenithpi.wordpress.com

Boys win appeal over striking out of claim against council over harassment on estate – Local Government Lawyer

‘A High Court judge has ruled that the claims of two boys against a council for negligence in failing to protect them from harassment from neighbours on the estate where they lived were wrongly struck out.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th March 2016

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

High Court rejects Clifford’s attempt to slash costs through “inadequate” Calderbank offer – Litigation Futures

Posted March 21st, 2016 in costs, damages, news, part 36 offers, privacy, proportionality, striking out by tracey

‘The High Court has rejected jailed publicist Max Clifford’s attempt to limit his costs to only £5,000 in a privacy claim by making an “inadequate” Calderbank offer.’

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Litigation Futures, 21st March 2016

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Domain names you can bank on – Technology Law Update

Posted January 26th, 2016 in domain names, internet, news, striking out by sally

‘Disputes over domain names tend to be dealt with outside of the normal court system, in panels run by dispute resolution service providers accredited by ICANN. So a decision of the UK court over as series of domain names including RBS group brands makes interesting reading.’

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Technology Law Update, 22nd January 2016

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

Cook v Virgin Media Ltd; McNeil v Tesco plc – WLR Daily

Cook v Virgin Media Ltd; McNeil v Tesco plc [2015] EWCA Civ 1287; [2015] WLR (D) 538

‘The English court had power to apply the doctrine of forum non conveniens in a purely domestic context, exercising the court’s wide general case management powers in CPR rr 3.1(2)(m) and 3.3, and therefore could strike out or stay proceedings brought in England where Scotland was the natural and more appropriate forum.’

WLR Daily, 14th December 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Abdulle and others v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis – WLR Daily

Abdulle and others v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2015] EWCA Civ 1260; [2015] WLR (D) 513

‘The Court of Appeal would not lightly interfere with a case management decision and would support robust and fair case management decisions by first instance judges to strike out, or to decline to strike out, claims under CPR r 3.4(2)(c). In a case in which the balance was a “fine” one, an appellate court should respect the balance struck by the first instance judge.’

WLR Daily, 8th December 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Serbian Forum Shopper in Breach of his Duty of Full and Frank Disclosure has his Privacy and Libel Action Struck Out – RPC Data and Privacy Law

‘On 23 November 2015 Sir Michael Tugendhat set aside an order for service out of the jurisdiction of proceedings for the misuse of private information and libel which had been made by Master Roberts on 31 March 2015 in respect of an article in Politika, a Serbian language newspaper circulating in Serbia and neighbouring countries in hard copy and available in this country only on the internet. Sir Michael held that the Claimant was in breach of his duty of full and frank disclosure and the case is a significant reminder of the duty of candour that rests upon a claimant when seeking permission to serve outside the jurisdiction under CPR 6.36 and of the perils of over-enthusiastic attempts to squeeze foreign claims into this jurisdiction. The case is also important on the question of how section 9(2) Defamation Act 2013 requiring evidence that England and Wales is “clearly the most appropriate place in which to bring an action in respect of the statement” is to be interpreted and the burden it places on a Claimant which the judge decided had not been discharged in this case.’

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RPC Data and Privacy Law, 7th December 2015

Source: www.rpc.co.uk

Who got the dogs out? – Nearly Legal

Posted November 19th, 2015 in animals, housing, mortgages, news, restraining orders, striking out by tracey

‘Moosun, & Ors v HSBC Bank Plc (t/a First Direct) [2015] EWHC 3308 (Ch). This was a part – surely now the end part – of a long running saga of a mortgage possession and sale. The novel (if unsurprising) point of law concerned the “Ors” in this claim. You will have to read on – or skip to the end of the post, for that.’

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Nearly Legal, 18th November 2015

Source: www.nearlylegal.co.uk/blog/

“I don’t see how a dog could give instructions,” says judge as he throws out case – Litigation Futures

Posted November 17th, 2015 in animals, litigants in person, news, restraining orders, striking out by tracey

‘A litigant in person’s bid to sue HSBC and their solicitors Shoosmiths on behalf of two dogs has led the High Court to describe her as “one of those very rare litigants” against whom a two-year general civil restraint order had to be made.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th November 2015

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Air freight damages claim struck out as “irresponsible” and lacking in authority – Zenith Chambers

Posted November 12th, 2015 in abuse of process, airlines, class actions, damages, news, striking out by sally

‘The High Court has struck out claims against British Airways for damages allegedly arising from the air freight cartel on the basis of lack of authority. The claim was issued on behalf of 64,697 claimants, all members of the Chinese Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC), an organisation that issues certificates of origin when goods are exported from China.’

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Zenith Chambers, 2nd November 2015

Source: www.zenithchambers.co.uk

High Court throws out 65,000 ‘highly irresponsible’ price-fixing claims – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 29th, 2015 in abuse of process, airlines, appeals, class actions, news, price fixing, striking out by sally

‘The High Court has thrown out almost 65,000 claims brought on behalf of Chinese businesses after finding the firm acting had no authority to do so.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 27th October 2015

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Thresholds for strike-out – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 19th, 2015 in abuse of process, civil procedure rules, costs, fraud, law firms, news, striking out by sally

‘The Court of Appeal in Alpha Rocks Solicitors v Benjamin Oluwadare Alade [2015] EWCA Civ 685 dealt with the issue of when it was appropriate to strike out a claim on the grounds that the claimant has abused the process of the court.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 19th October 2015

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Solicitor expelled from profession for lying about ‘progress’ of cases that had actually been struck out – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who deceived his firm and his clients for 13 months into thinking that he was pursuing their group employment tribunal (ET) claims, when in fact they had been struck out because of his inactivity, has been removed from the profession.’

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Legal Futures, 14th October 2015

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Appeal judges overturn Blakemores negligence claim strike-out and £635,000 costs judgment – Legal Futures

Posted October 9th, 2015 in appeals, costs, land registration, law firms, mistake, negligence, news, striking out by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court decision striking out a negligence claim against Birmingham law firm Blakemores, now in administration, and also set aside a default judgment obtained by the firm for £635,500 in costs.’

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Legal Futures, 8th October 2015

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Ukulele Wars: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain v Clausen – NIPC Law

Posted August 6th, 2015 in EC law, intellectual property, news, striking out, trade marks by sally

‘Although Judge Hacon’s decision in The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain v Clausen and Another [2015] EWHC 1772 (IPEC) was reported as a “victory” in the Independent (The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain wins duel with German ‘copycat’ 3 July 2015) it was somewhat of the pyrrhic kind. The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain sued The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra for trade mark infringement, copyright infringement and passing off and applied to strike out the defence on the grounds of abuse of process less than two weeks before the trial. The claim succeeded on passing off but failed on all other counts. The claimants lost their Community trade mark and the judge saw no merit in the strike out application whatever.’

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NIPC Law, 5th August 2015

Source: www.nipclaw.blogspot.co.uk

Two-partner firm succeeds in striking out £8m professional negligence claim – Legal Futures

‘A two-partner central London law firm has succeeded in striking out a professional negligence claim for over £8m.’
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Legal Futures, 3rd August 2015

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Setting Aside Notices of Discontinuance and QOCS – Kite v The Phoenix Pub Group – Zenith PI Blog

Posted July 30th, 2015 in adjournment, news, setting aside, striking out by sally

‘The Claimant brought a claim in damages for injuries sustained in November 2014 when he fell into an uncovered man hole in the car park of a pub. Whilst the Defendant company operates a number of pubs it alleged that at the time of the accident the pub was owned, operated and occupied by a different company. The Defendant was asserting that it was not the correct company to pursue.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 27th July 2015

Source: www.zenithpi.wordpress.com

Setting Aside Notices of Discontinuance and QOCS: Kite v The Phoenix Pub Group – Zenith Chambers

Posted July 28th, 2015 in adjournment, costs, news, setting aside, striking out by sally

‘The Claimant brought a claim in damages for injuries sustained in November 2014 when he fell into an uncovered man hole in the car park of a pub. Whilst the Defendant company operates anumber of pubs it alleged that at the time of the accident the pub was owned, operated and occupiedby a different company. The Defendant was asserting that it was not the correct company to pursue.’

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Zenith Chambers, 27th July 2015

Source: www.zenithchambers.co.uk

Richards: Mitchell led to decisions that were “manifestly unjust and disproportionate” – Litigation Futures

Posted July 27th, 2015 in appeals, arbitration, news, stay of proceedings, striking out by sally

‘The Court of Appeal ruling in Mitchell led to decisions that were “manifestly unjust and disproportionate”, the deputy head of civil justice has said.’

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Litigation Futures, 27th July 2015

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Application for strike out inappropriate where single failure to comply and order contained no sanction for non-compliance – Zenith PI

Posted July 17th, 2015 in disclosure, news, striking out, time limits by tracey

‘ARDILA INVESTMENTS NV V ENRC NV (2015) QBD (Comm)(Leggatt J)

On 8th July 2015 Leggatt J ordered that it had not been appropriate to strike out a claim due to a claimant’s single failure to comply with a directions order for disclosure, where the order contained no sanction for non-compliance. The claimant’s failure had been serious, therefore an unless order was made giving further time for compliance, in default of which the claim would be struck out.’

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Zenith PI, 17th July 2015

Source: www.zenithpi.wordpress.com