Civil Cases

Securing payment and costs for a private individual mortgagee

Dean was instructed by a private individual mortgagee, his client having loaned approximately £500,000, secured against the borrower’s commercial property. The borrower’s business had since dissolved and he had gone through a divorce, the result of which being that the court had ordered that the property subject to the charge was to be transferred to Continue reading

Protecting a wife’s interests in marital property

Dean was instructed by the wife at the final hearing of financial remedy proceedings. Due to the length of the marriage and circumstances of the parties the husband sought an equal share of the assets, which he stated he required in order to meet his needs. Dean’s client sought to transfer the family home to Continue reading

Successful Defence to an Application for Costs

In this complex case, Rachel’s client had previously issued a claim against his former solicitor requesting permission for an assessment of bills already paid by him for work undertaken in defending criminal charges. He had been prosecuted for various parking ticket offences and, despite an initial estimate that the cost of defending these proceedings would Continue reading

Limitation of credit hire liability

Rachel was instructed on behalf of a Defendant insurance company who had admitted liability for a road traffic collision but disputed the Claimant driver’s claim for thousands of pounds worth of hire charges. With her extensive knowledge of credit hire law (including the recent Court of Appeal case of McBride v UK Insurance Ltd) Rachel Continue reading

Successfully defending a claim for loss of earnings

Rachel was instructed by the defendant company to deal with the issue of damages arising from a road traffic accident. As well as claiming damages for the personal injury suffered, the claimant sought to recover over £650 for lost earnings. The claimant provided evidence from her employer, which she argued showed that she had lost Continue reading

Defending civil injunction applications

Rachel successfully defended two joined applications for civil injunctions against a married couple. Whilst this was a civil matter, the application arose out of acrimonious contact proceedings in the family court and Rachel’s knowledge of both civil and family proceedings was essential. The application was dealt with by way of a fully contested hearing. The Continue reading

Securing Personal Independent Payments on appeal

Melanie successfully represented an Appellant under the Direct Public Access scheme, appearing before the First-Tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement) Chamber in an appeal against the Department of Work and Pension’s refusal to award Personal [LC1] Independence Payments (PIP) in respect of daily living activities and mobility activities. Both daily living activity and mobility activity PIPs were awarded Continue reading

Intervener within Financial Remedy proceedings

Dean was instructed by an intervener in financial remedy proceedings to recover a £30,000 loan made to a friend. The client had loaned the money to enable his friend and friend’s partner to purchase a property. They had agreed verbally that the client would have an interest of £30,000 in the property, however this had Continue reading

Defending against claim for negligence

Lavinia represented the Defendant, a driver for a supermarket chain, against a claim of negligence resulting in a road traffic accident. The Claimant’s vehicle had been hit by the Defendant’s at traffic lights. She argued that any negligence was on the part of the Claimant, who had failed to make the Defendant aware of his Continue reading