Tag Archives: Committal applications

REPRESENTATION IN CIVIL COMMITTAL PROCEEDING: ANOTHER CASE

Shortly after the previous post about legal aid in committal proceedings the decision in Watson -v- Holman [2016] EW Misc B5 was placed on Bailli. The case involved committal applications for failure to comply with an order to remove a wall. However the words of the Her Honour Judge Downey are instructive. THE JUDGMENT The […]

EXTRAORDINARY CASE: THE SOLICITOR MADE LITIGATION UP: THE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE CLIENT

The opening paragraphs of the judgment  set out an almost unbelievable set of facts in Islamic Investments Company of the Gulf (Bahamas) Ltd -v- Symphony Gems NV & others [2014] EWHC 377 3777 (Comm). The judgment considered the consequences for a litigant when the solicitor had been dishonest. THE (ALMOST) UNBELIEVABLE OPENING PARAGRAPHS Mr Justice […]