MONDE PETROLEUM SA v WESTERNZAGROS LTD (2016)

An application for specific disclosure made five weeks before a trial which sought a search of a server containing two billion documents was too late, unlikely to uncover anything of relevance, and would be a disproportionately costly exercise. The claimant applied for specific disclosure from the defendant in respect of a claim which was listed … Continue reading MONDE PETROLEUM SA v WESTERNZAGROS LTD (2016)

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RXS v YJ LOVELL (BUILDING) LTD & ORS (2016)

Where the second defendant had settled the claimant's claim for damages for exposure to asbestos leading to mesothelioma, the court granted permission for the second defendant to bring an additional claim for contribution against the first defendant, rather than issuing fresh proceedings. The second defendant applied to make an additional claim against the first defendant … Continue reading RXS v YJ LOVELL (BUILDING) LTD & ORS (2016)

SWINDON BOROUGH COUNCIL v WEBB (T/A PROTECTIVE COATINGS) (2016)

  A recorder, in releasing a contemnor eight days into his four-month sentence, had erred in failing to give proper consideration to the question of whether he had received sufficient punishment for his breaches of an order or whether the interests of justice would best be served by permitting his early discharge. The appellant local … Continue reading SWINDON BOROUGH COUNCIL v WEBB (T/A PROTECTIVE COATINGS) (2016)

(1) ANTHONY GRINDLEY (2) CAROL GRINDLEY (3) ANTHONY LYNCH (4) STEVEN WOOD v REVENUE & CUSTOMS COMMISSIONERS (2016)

Taxpayers' appeals against closure notices were struck out for failure to comply in time with a direction requiring them to serve replies setting out further and better particulars of their cases. The non-compliance was serious and it was clear that the taxpayers did not truly intend to take the appeals to a hearing. That they … Continue reading (1) ANTHONY GRINDLEY (2) CAROL GRINDLEY (3) ANTHONY LYNCH (4) STEVEN WOOD v REVENUE & CUSTOMS COMMISSIONERS (2016)

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)

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)