Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2005] All ER (D) 150 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2005] EWHC 2450 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Eady J

Representation William McCormick (instructed by Bray Walker) for the claimant.
  Manuel Barca (instructed by CMS Cameron McKenna) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 11 November 2005


Action - Dismissal - Abuse of process of court - Inconsistent and contradictory statements made by claimant - Whether trial of issues possible due to claimant's inconsistencies.

The Case

The court struck out claims for (inter alia) defamation on the ground of abuse of process; the claimant had put forward so many contradictions and inconsistencies that it was impossible to identify any clear position in relation to the allegations against him and a trial would serve no useful function.

Practice Areas

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