The recent High Court judgment in Tinkler v Ferguson and others provides an excellent summary of the principles relevant to abusive subsequent proceedings. The judgment was made following the defendants’ application to strike out the claimant’s claim.
The recent decision of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) to strike off Claire Matthews, a junior solicitor, after she left a locked briefcase on a train containing confidential client documents, concerned many within the legal profession. On 28 May 2020, the Law Society Gazette reported that the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) had defended its decision, … Continue reading The pain and perils of professional life
The recent case of Jalla v Royal Dutch Shell is a potent reminder of the considerations that claimants should take into account, particularly relating to the circumstances in which amendments to the particulars of claim will be accepted by the court, limitation issues, and the quality of evidence provided in support of applications. The judgment … Continue reading Jalla v Royal Dutch Shell plc: amending the claim, limitation issues and credibility