- Tuesday, 20 June 2017
The Court of Appeal has refused to consider a circuit judge ruling which held that failure by a solicitor to correctly value a personal injury claim and pay the right court fee did not amount to an abuse of process. The solicitor valued the case at £50,000 or less, before seeking to change the damages claimed to over £500,000.
Tags: abuse of process, court fees
Posted in News, Procedure
- Thursday, 20 April 2017
A High Court judge was entitled to penalise a firm of Russian stockbrokers for conduct that “fell below acceptable standards of conducting litigation” by ordering it to pay 75% of the other side’s costs, even though it had successfully resisted a bid to strike out its claim, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
Tags: abuse of process, Court of Appeal, strike-outs
Posted in Costs, General, News