EIGHT REPRESENTATIVE CLAIMANTS & ORS v MGN LTD (2016)

The court had to determine whether conditional fee agreement (CFA) legislation, which allowed the recovery of additional liabilities in defamation and privacy cases, was incompatible with ECHR art.10. The claimants had sought damages for invasion of privacy after their phones were hacked by the defendant newspaper publisher. Eight of the claimants had gone to trial, … Continue reading EIGHT REPRESENTATIVE CLAIMANTS & ORS v MGN LTD (2016)

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ENNISMORE FUND MANAGEMENT LTD v FENRIS CONSULTING LTD (2016)

A hedge fund appealed against a decision of the Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands that it was not entitled to "claw back" bonus fees it had paid to the respondent fund manager (F). The hedge fund had employed F under a consultancy services agreement which required it to provide investment advice and to … Continue reading ENNISMORE FUND MANAGEMENT LTD v FENRIS CONSULTING LTD (2016)

SUTTON LONDON BOROUGH COUNCIL v (1) MH (2) RH (3) NH (2016)

The local authority applied for a care order under the Children Act 1989 Pt IV in respect of the third respondent 16-year-old boy. The boy was born in South Africa and later moved to Canada. In 2012 he moved to Switzerland with his mother. He was sent to boarding school in Zimbabwe and later attended … Continue reading SUTTON LONDON BOROUGH COUNCIL v (1) MH (2) RH (3) NH (2016)

RE SHERLOCK HOLMES INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY sub nom JOHN AIDIANTZ (Petitioner) v SHERLOCK HOLMES INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY LTD (Respondent) & (1) STEPHEN RILEY (2) JENNIFER DECOTEAU (3) PINDER REAUX & ASSOCIATES (Costs Respondents) (2016)

The court had to determine a claim for breach of warranty of authority brought against the respondent solicitors. The claim arose in the context of a family dispute concerning a company. The claimant (X) had presented a petition in 2014 to wind-up the company on grounds of insolvency. A winding-up order was made in March … Continue reading RE SHERLOCK HOLMES INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY sub nom JOHN AIDIANTZ (Petitioner) v SHERLOCK HOLMES INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY LTD (Respondent) & (1) STEPHEN RILEY (2) JENNIFER DECOTEAU (3) PINDER REAUX & ASSOCIATES (Costs Respondents) (2016)

R v ASHOK RAJILAL (2016)

The appellant (R) appealed against his sentence of nine years' imprisonment imposed following his conviction for 16 counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. The victim was R's wife (W). W had come to the UK from Mauritius before marrying R. She suffered numerous assaults at R's hands between 2007 and 2014, which included throwing … Continue reading R v ASHOK RAJILAL (2016)

ASDA STORES LTD v BRIERLEY & ORS (2016)

An employer appealed against a decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal that an employment tribunal did not have the power to impose a stay on proceedings before it to enable equal pay claims brought by the respondent employees to be heard in the High Court. Claims had been brought in the employment tribunal by over … Continue reading ASDA STORES LTD v BRIERLEY & ORS (2016)