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Failure to pay correct court fee not an abuse of process

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.

June 20th, 2017 | 2 Comments »

When winning isn’t enough: Court of Appeal orders successful party to pay 75% of other side’s costs

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.

April 20th, 2017 | No Comments »

Setting up special purpose vehicle to pursue debts “not champertous”, High Court rules

Setting up a company as a special purpose vehicle to pursue an individual and his family for debts, including through the courts, does not amount to champerty, the High Court has ruled.

May 7th, 2015 | No Comments »