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The Professional Negligence Pre-action Protocol

As of the 6th April 2015 an amended Professional Negligence Pre-action Protocol came into effect to govern parties pre action behaviour.The purpose of the protocol is to ensure an early exchange of information and hopefully a resolution of the dispute without the necessity for proceedings. Courts treat the protocol as the standard of behaviour for the parties prior to proceedings. ... Read more

Al Nehayan v Kent [2015]

At a case management conference before Master McCloud on the 23rd January 2014 she ordered that the Claimant should file and serve his amended particulars of claim in the form set out in the CMC bundle and by the 7th March 2014 the Defendant should also file and serve his amended defence and counterclaim. ... Read more

Cockell (t/a Cockell Building Services) v Holton 2015

involved an application for relief from sanctions by the Defendant who had failed to comply with an “unless” order to serve and file a re-pleaded Counterclaim by 4 pm, the 20th March 2015.... Read more

Credit & Mercantile plc v Nabarro (a firm) [2014]

The Claimants were the short-term lenders in a purchase transaction which was being financed by them, by way of a bridging loan to the buyer, in the sum of £1.65m.The Claimants instructed Nabarro Solicitors to act for them on the transaction. ... Read more

OPO v MLA & Anor [2014]

The case relates to a book written by the Claimant’s father. In that book he had written about his experiences at school where he had been subjected to sexual abuse. He had described writing about those dreadful times as containing a message to others who had likewise suffered, to be able to open up to what had happened to them.... Read more

Alastair Brett v Solicitors Regulation Authority [2014]

Alastair Brett was appealing against a decision made by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) of 6th December 2013 which occurred whilst he was Legal Manager at Times Newspapers Limited (TNL), a post he had held for 30 years.... Read more

Murray v Wishart 2014

In this case the Defendant had created a Facebook page inviting users to boycott a book which had been co-written by the Claimant with a person called Macsyna King, the mother of twins who had died. The purpose of the Facebook page was to air comments and discuss the new release of the book. ... Read more

Deckmyn v Vandersteen (Case C-201/13)

This is a case before the Court of Justice which concerned a famous comic strip in Belgium called Spike and Suzy and a parody of it by a Flemish Nationalist Party called Vlaams Belang, meaning Flemish Interest, in English. Spike and Suzy was created by Willy Vandersteen.... Read more

Refusal To Mediate

In Phillip Garritt-Critchley & Others v Andrew Ronnan and Solarpower PV Limited [2014] EWHC 1774 (Ch) Pannone Solicitors who reported the case on their website acted for four Claimants in proceedings against a Defendant whom their clients were in dispute with over his failure to allocate shares in a Company, under an agreement, which the Claimants said was in existence between the parties. ... Read more

Coventry & Ors v Lawrence & Anor (No 2) [2014] UKSC 46

If it was established by a United Kingdom Court that the 1999 Act did contravene article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights this could have a serious outcome for the Government as people who have been adversely affected by the 1999 Act may well have a claim against them for contravening their article 6 rights.... Read more

Bank Credit Reference and a Duty of Care

The case centres around a Mr Barakat who went to the Claimant Club and he applied for a cheque cashing facility for £800,000 which allowed him to obtain casino chips for that amount without the casino clearing his cheque.... Read more

Libel. Preliminary issue meaning

In Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2014] EWHC 2615 (QB) Mr Justice Warby considered how the case involving Andrew Mitchell MP should proceed together with the other case brought against him by PC Rowland... Read more

S 61 Trustee Act 1925

In the Appeal court case of Santander UK Plc v R.A. Legal Solicitors the court refused to grant relief under s 61 trustee act 1925... Read more

Judicial Review Of Libraries Closure.

Draper v Lincolnshire County Council [2014] EWHC 2388 concerned a Judicial review of Library services.... Read more