LOWIN v W PORTSMOUTH & CO LTD (2016)

The appellant appealed against a master's order concluding that the costs of a provisional costs assessment were capped under CPR r.47.15(5). The appellant had claimed against the respondent company for damages, but accepted the respondent's Part 36 offer. The appellant made a Part 36 offer for her costs. A judge ordered the respondent to pay … Continue reading LOWIN v W PORTSMOUTH & CO LTD (2016)

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CPL LTD v CPL OPCO (TRINIDAD) LTD (2016)

The claimant applied for permission to add an additional defendant to its claim and to re-amend the particulars of claim to make a claim against that party. The claimant was the originator of a cricket league staged in the West Indies. The defendant, a company incorporated in Trinidad and Tobago, had been set up for … Continue reading CPL LTD v CPL OPCO (TRINIDAD) LTD (2016)

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)

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)

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)

APOLLO VENTURES CO LTD v SURINDER SINGH MANCHANDA & 7 ORS (2016)

The defendants applied to discharge a worldwide freezing order granted without notice on the claimant's application. The first, fifth and sixth defendants applied to set aside permission to serve proceedings on them out of the jurisdiction.   The claimant was a Thai company of which the first claimant was the founder and a major shareholder. … Continue reading APOLLO VENTURES CO LTD v SURINDER SINGH MANCHANDA & 7 ORS (2016)

ASEFA YESUF IMPORT & EXPORT AND ORS (2016)

The defendant Danish shipowner challenged the jurisdiction of the court on the basis that the proceedings had not been validly served on it in Denmark and the claimant shippers applied for service to be validated or dispensed with.   The shipowner had issued bills of lading to the claimants, who were Ethiopian shippers who exported … Continue reading ASEFA YESUF IMPORT & EXPORT AND ORS (2016)