Category: Civil Litigation

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Bridging Loan Case Study: McDonald v London Credit – Default Interest Rate – Unenforceable Penalty

In this case our lawyers defeated “London Credit”; a bridging lender that demanded circa £160,000.00 GBP. We applied to the High Court and successfully set aside a default judgment then forced the withdrawal of a statutory demand, and 3 interim charging orders. We then forced the other side to settle – for a fraction of the sum demanded.

Using Unless Orders to force payment of Unpaid Costs Orders

Unless Orders are judicial directives that can force a non-compliant party to comply with a previous court order. Specifically, in the context of outstanding costs orders, Unless Orders can help ensure financial obligations are paid out.

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Recovering the Costs of Civil Litigation

Deputy Costs Judge Joseph in the case of Coram v D R Dunthorn & Son Ltd [2023] EWHC 731 (SCCO) affirmed that the costs of instructing leading counsel for a three-day trial were not recoverable as they were deemed unreasonable and disproportionate for a case with a maximum value of £115,000 (settled for £75,000).

Court Judgment Highlights Rules Regarding Claim Form Service

The case of Dr Markus Boettcher v (Xio (UK) LLP & Ors [2023] EWHC 801 (Comm) (05 April 2023) recently had an interim judgment decided by the Commercial Court.

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Limitation Period for Payment of Services

In debt claims for the provision of services, the Court of Appeal has determined that time starts to run for limitation purposes from the date the work was done, rather than from the contractually agreed deadline for payment: Consulting Concepts International Inc v Consumer Protection Association (Saudi Arabia) [2022] EWCA Civ 1699).

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Court of Appeal: Context is King When it comes to Contractual Good Faith Duties

The Court of Appeal case of Re Compound Photonics Group Ltd; Faulkner v Vollin Holdings Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 1371, in the context of an unfair prejudice petition filed according to Section.994 of the Companies Act of 2006, the Court of Appeal has clarified the meaning of the contractual responsibility of good faith.

Indemnity Costs in Litigation

Indemnity Costs in Litigation

An award of indemnity costs might give a party in a lawsuit a major advantage, due to the fact that the paying party will be responsible for the legal expenses and the proportionality criterion will not be applied. Since costs on the standard basis are the norm, the indemnity costs principle (included in Civil Procedure Rules 44.3(3)) can be considered punitive in nature.

Challenging Validity of Discovery Assessments; Robert Don Hunter Dougan v HMRC

In the case of Robert Don Hunter Dougan v HMRC [2022] TC8471, the First Tier Tribunal (“FTT”) ruled the taxpayer had not deliberately intended to cause a loss…

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Case Study: Lender Default Charge of £150k+ Completely Defeated

Summary of one of our successes in defeating aggressive bridging lender misconduct over default penalty charges and threats to appoint LPA Receivers and commence Possession proceedings.