£3,500 DAMAGES: A 10 DAY TRIAL: 3 DAYS IN THE COURT OF APPEAL: £500,000 IN COSTS: BLEAK HOUSE IN THE COURT OF APPEAL
In Gilks -v- Hodgson  EWCA Civ 5 the Court of Appeal had strong words to say about the costs of a boundary dispute. The observations should be read by anyone tempted to litigate about these issues. THE CASE The…
PUTTING "WITHOUT PREJUDICE" ON LETTERS DOES NOT NECESSARILY MAKE THEM PRIVILEGED: AVONWICK -V- WEBINVEST IN THE COURT OF APPEAL
The case of Avonwick -v- Webinvest has been looked at before on this blog. Mr Justice David Richards held that letters asking for time to pay a debt were not covered by privilege just because they were headed “without prejudice”….