CYPRUS POPULAR BANK PUBLIC CO LTD v (1) ANDREAS VGENOPOULOS AND ORS (2016)

The court had to determine issues on the meaning and enforceability of a worldwide freezing injunction which the claimant bank had obtained in proceedings against the defendants in Cyprus.   The bank had applied to have the freezing injunction registered as a judgment of the instant court, pursuant to Regulation 44/2001 art.38. The court made … Continue reading CYPRUS POPULAR BANK PUBLIC CO LTD v (1) ANDREAS VGENOPOULOS AND ORS (2016)

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DANNY MAMAN (T/A FINE WATCHES & JEWELLERY) v CERTAIN LLOYD’S UNDERWRITERS (2016)

The defendant underwriters applied to set aside an order permitting the claimant to amend and re-issue his claim form so as to strike out the first and second defendants and re-name the third defendants.   The claimant, a jeweller, claimed to have lost valuable items in a theft which occurred on 17 February 2009 and … Continue reading DANNY MAMAN (T/A FINE WATCHES & JEWELLERY) v CERTAIN LLOYD’S UNDERWRITERS (2016)

LIVERPOOL VICTORIA INSURANCE CO LTD v KHAN & ORS (2016)

An insurance company applied for permission to bring contempt proceedings against the second and third respondents (R2 and R3). R3, a doctor, had examined a driver who had been in an accident in December 2011. His report, dated 17 February 2012, said the driver had symptoms including muscle spasms and continuing pain. The driver's solicitors, … Continue reading LIVERPOOL VICTORIA INSURANCE CO LTD v KHAN & ORS (2016)

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)

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)