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Justice and Common Sense Trump Finality in Asbestos Widow’s Case
If judges’ decisions were treated as anything other than final, there would be no end to litigation. However,…
Unwelcome Publicity is a Price That Must Usually be Paid for Open Justice
The open justice principle demands that litigants who choose to fight their cases in a public forum must…
Worldwide Freezing Orders and Dissipation of Assets – Guideline Ruling
Worldwide freezing orders (WFOs) are a powerful, some might say draconian, tool and will only be issued if…
Court of Appeal Considers Consequences of Judge’s ‘Inexcusable Delay’
The Dickensian days of justice moving at a glacial pace are thankfully behind us. In one case, however,…
Service of Legal Documents on Bodies Corporate – High Court Test Case
Legal notices addressed to large governmental or corporate bodies have a way of getting lost in the post…
Air Passengers Triumph in Cancelled Flight Compensation Claim
If you are an air passenger whose flight has been cancelled or significantly delayed you have a legal…
Woman Jailed for Pursuing Fraudulent £5.7 Million Clinical Negligence Claim
Against the background of the COVID-19 pandemic, fraudulent compensation claims against the NHS appear nothing short of obscene.…
Court of Appeal Rejects Tangential Attack on Will Dispute Judgment
Judges are wary of those who attempt to pull the wool over their eyes but, if a court…
Enforcement of Court Orders – Judge Takes Firm Line in Shipping Dispute
Court orders are not just pieces of paper and those who disobey them are at risk of severe…
Bankruptcy Order Made Against Alzheimer’s Disease Sufferer Overturned
Judges will not tolerate any watering down of the powerful protection given to elderly, infirm or otherwise vulnerable…
Cyber-Attack Puts Airline on Receiving End of Massive Compensation Claim
If people felt unable to entrust their personal data to operators of mobile phone apps and websites, the…
Compromising Disputes is Usually Best – But Be Careful What You Sign!
Any lawyer would agree that, wherever possible, it is better to compromise litigation rather than fight on to…