Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 376 (Jul)
Court: Chancery Division

Lloyd J

Representation Andrew Sutcliffe QC (instructed by Lester Aldridge) for the claimant.
  John C Taylor (instructed by Lester Aldridge) for the first defendant.
  Linden Ife (instructed by DLA) the fourth defendant.
Judgment Dates: 25 July 2002


Practice - Striking out - Abuse of process - Claimant having claims against certain parties - Claimant subsequently bringing fresh proceedings against fourth defendant and four others - First and fourth defendants applying to strike out proceedings against them as abuse of process - Whether proceedings should be struck out.

The Case

The applications of the first and fourth defendants to strike out the proceedings against them were dismissed on the ground that on the facts, the bringing of those proceedings did not amount to an abuse of the process of the court.

Practice Areas

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