Even the courts can fall victim to fraud and certainly did so in one case in which a disbarred barrister deceived family judges on a wholesale basis into believing that they had jurisdiction to entertain
Lawyers representing a businessman whose parked McLaren ‘supercar’ was badly scratched by a passing tractor have won him more than £45,000 in compensation from motor insurers. The award included the full cost of hiring a
In a landmark litigation case, two women who were seriously sexually assaulted by London cab driver John Worboys have won the right to substantial compensation from the Metropolitan Police after the High Court ruled that
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
In a ground-breaking decision, the High Court has upheld the legitimacy of the growing number of companies that specialise in taking over legal claims by disgruntled consumers and pursuing them, en bloc, against alleged wrongdoers.
The courts control the progress of litigation with a firm hand and the consequences of failing to comply with case management directions can be severe. In one case that proved the point, the Ministry of
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