Civil Litigation

News & articals on civil litigation

Autistic Litigant Received a Fair Hearing

The son had been cut out of his father’s will in favour of his brother and had accused the latter of fraud and bringing undue influence to bear. Those allegations were dismissed by a judge, who upheld the validity of the will.

The son suffered from Asperger’s Syndrome and associated cognitive, social and communication difficulties and had initially been represented by the Official Solicitor, acting as his litigation friend. However,

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Court Upholds Politician’s Right to ‘Attack the System’

The councillor had addressed a tense public meeting following a notorious case in which nine men were convicted of grooming and sexually abusing more than 40 girls. Two companies that ran children’s care homes in the area argued that the words he uttered had blackened their reputations and had a devastating impact on their business.

Although neither company was named by the councillor, they argued that influential listeners would have

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Stroke Victim Validly Guaranteed Wife’s £1.3 Million Debt

The wife had defaulted on her obligations to pay the debt, which she had incurred in connection with a share option agreement. She was threatened with bankruptcy when her husband signed the guarantee in the presence of a solicitor who certified that the terms of the document had been fully explained to him.

When the wife continued to be unable to fulfil her obligations, a statutory demand in respect of

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Investment Mis-Selling Dispute ‘Cries Out for Mediation’

In a case which highlighted the need for co-operation between opposing legal teams even in the most hotly contested litigation, the High Court has called for mediation and an end to procedural point scoring in a commercial dispute in which legal costs bills were projected to exceed £2 million.

An investment bank’s customer was suing it for £1.3 million, claiming that he had been mis-sold investments. Because the bank had

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