Civil Litigation

News & articals on civil litigation

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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Neighbours’ ‘Campaign of Visceral Vilification’

A couple who waged a ‘campaign of visceral vilification’ against an elderly neighbour who defied them in a dispute over a right of way and a 12-inch-wide strip of garden have been ordered to pay her more than £36,000 damages for harassment and the five years of nuisance that they caused her.

The married couple had engaged in a ‘troubling and sinister’ bid to blacken the name of the vulnerable

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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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