Civil Litigation

News & articals on civil litigation

Damaged Fishing Boat Owners Score Court Success

In a decision which raised interesting issues in respect of quantification of damages and mitigation of loss in negligent workmanship cases, the High Court has, subject to liability, ruled that the owners of a damaged fishing trawler are entitled to £435,000 in compensation.

The beam trawler’s engine had been seriously damaged by the alleged negligence of a marine services company. The damage would have cost £435,000 to repair but, in


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Court Cracks Down on Exaggerated Compensation Claims

In a ringing warning that neither the insurance industry nor the courts will put up with exaggerated compensation claims, a cyclist who fraudulently sought more than £3 million in damages by ‘telling a pack of lies’ about injuries he suffered when he was hit by a lorry has been jailed for his flagrant contempt of court.

Majid Khan, 36, plotted with his wife, Humaira Khan, 29, and his father-in-law, Atlaf


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Court Rules on Challenge to Employment Tribunal Fees

The controversial decision to introduce charges for access to Employment Tribunals (ETs) has survived a judicial review challenge by trade union UNISON. However, the High Court has urged that the system be kept under close review and has expressed ‘a strong suspicion’ that aspects of the fees structure may indirectly discriminate against women and minority groups.

UNISON, with the support of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), argued that


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