Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 331 (Oct)
Court: Queen's Bench Division
Judge:

Judge Zucker QC sitting as a judge of the High Court

Representation The claimant appeared in person.
  James Barnard (instructed by Kidd Rapinet) for the first and second defendants.
  Andrew O'Connor (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Lord Chancellor.
Judgment Dates: 23 October 2002

Catchwords

Practice - Striking out - Abuse of process - No reasonable cause of action - Claimant seeking to relitigate matters subject of previous actions - CPR 3.4.

The Case

The claimant's claim alleging, inter alia, that the first defendant had by fraud and deception and with the assistance of its solicitors, bribed witnesses and obtained costs orders by fraud, and alleging various acts on impropriety on the part of the Lord Chancellor, was struck out on the grounds that it was an abuse of process and that the claimant had no reasonable grounds for bringing the action.

Practice Areas

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