Civil Litigation

News & articals on civil litigation

Alleged Rape Victim Wrongly Refused Legal Aid

The woman had fled to Britain from Afghanistan where she had endured extreme violence and abuse. She claimed to have been raped by her husband and, pending his trial, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) had sought disclosure of notes of more than 20 counselling sessions she had undergone with a charity which specialised in supporting victims of torture, cruelty and human rights abuses...

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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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