Archive for July 2011

  • 27/07/2011

    Tanya Grand –v- Param Gill [2011] EWCA Civ 902

    C recovered £5,600.00 in damages in a claim against her landlord, which was increased to £6,452.82 by the Court of Appeal. Following the appeal, she applied for her costs against D which she put at £15,257.50. She also sought interest from 1st July 2009 and a punitive award of £1,100.00 […]

  • 22/07/2011

    G W –v- B W & T A –v- R P [2011] EW Misc 10 (CC)

    Two low value cases involving Gillick/Fraser competent infants. The rules did not require the Court to hold a hearing to approve an infant settlement. Such a hearing could be avoided by filing, for example, a statement as to the time taken for recovery in the case of a minor neck, […]

  • 07/07/2011

    Trevor Michael Fox –v- Foundation Piling Limited [2011] EWCA Civ 790

    C was employed by D and suffered an accident at work on 11th April 2003. D took surveillance evidence of C on 29th September 2004 showing his mobility to be generally good. C commenced proceedings in April 2006 claiming £208,000. D admitted liability. D instructed its own expert to prepare […]

  • 07/07/2011

    Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill

    The Government’s Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill received what was described by the Speaker as a “well-subscribed” second reading on 29th June 2011. It passed by a margin of 295 votes in favour to 212 against and will now move on to be considered by a House […]

  • 06/07/2011

    Howell & ors –v- Marcus Lees-Millais, Lorna Milne Joicey, Fiona Astrid Lees-Millais & ors [2011] EWCA Civ 768

    C were trustees of two trusts and brought an application for the Court’s sanction for various proposed claims against the beneficiaries. On 10th July 2008, following an 8 day hearing, sanction was refused for all but a negligence claim against solicitors. The costs of the application were disputed and directions […]

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