Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 30 (Apr)
Neutral Citation: [2012] EWHC 906 (Ch)
Court: Chancery Division

John Martin QC sitting as a deputy judge of the High Court

Representation The claimant appeared in person.
  Richard Edwards (instructed by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 4 April 2012


Tort - Professional negligence - Solicitor - Conduct of defence - Copyright - Making copies of recording - Performance - Defendant solicitors acting for claimant in previous litigation for copyright infringement - Claimant unsuccessful in defence of claim - Claimant bringing proceedings alleging negligence by defendant solicitors in conduct of defence - Defendants applying for strike out of action and for summary judgment - Whether application to be granted.

The Case

Tort Professional negligence. The Chancery Division of the High Court granted an application by the defendants, a solicitor and firm of solicitors, for strike out and for summary judgment in respect of a claim made against them for alleged negligent conduct of a defence concerning a claim for the infringement of performance rights in respect of CDs containing concert performances by the late Jimi Hendrix.

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