Civil Litigation

News & articals on civil litigation

Debt-Laden Musician Forced to Sell Precious Viola

In a stern warning to those tempted to put up their treasured possessions as security for loans, a classical musician who played on the soundtracks of the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings films had to sell her beloved viola to at least partially pay off her creditors.

Kathryn Bassano was the proud owner of a viola made by master instrument maker Giovanni Ceruti in 1803, which was valued

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Court Pleads for Peace in Bowling Green Row

In an extreme example of a friendly society whose members ended up on anything but friendly terms, three of the country’s most senior judges have pleaded for an end to five years of bitter recrimination that drove a working men’s club to the brink of managerial paralysis.

The financially troubled Blakeborough Social & Sports Club, established under the Friendly Societies Act 1974 and based in West Yorkshire, had been riven

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Court of Appeal Defines ‘Ordinary Residence’

A squabble between four local authorities over which of them must bear the financial burden of paying for a severely disabled young man’s lifelong care has yielded authoritative guidance from the Court of Appeal on the vexed issue of exactly what constitutes a person’s ‘ordinary residence’.

Cornwall, Wiltshire, Somerset and South Gloucestershire Councils had all denied responsibility for the 27-year-old man (P) who has been stricken with a range of

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Court Guidance on Public Sector Equality Duties

In a case which gives useful guidance on the limitations of the scope of the equality duties owed by public authorities, a disability campaigner, who said that she would be effectively exiled from Colchester's main shopping area if blue badge parking bays were dispensed with, has had her judicial review challenge dismissed by the High Court.

Jade Hamnett, who needs a walking stick and struggles to stand for more than

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