Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 128 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Judge:

Tuckey and Longmore LJJ

Representation The claimant appeared in person.
  The defendant appeared in person.
Judgment Dates: 10 October 2002

Catchwords

Practice - Summary judgment - Defamation - Defendant applying for summary judgment on counter-claim - Judge granting summary judgment on two grounds - One ground shown to have been mistaken - Whether grant of summary judgment could stand.

The Case

A defendant did not choose to be sued, and that was a strong reason for fixing a venue for the proceedings convenient for the defendant. The fact that he had chose to counter-claim detracted to some extent from that principle, but not considerably.

Practice Areas

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