Monthly Archives: February 2018

Payments after Part 36 Offers El Gamal v Synergy Lifestyle Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 210

The Respondent claimed over £150,000 for construction work allegedly carried out to a house occupied by the Appellant. It was found that the invoice was fraudulent and was the product of a conspiracy between the Appellant and the Respondent to enable her to obtain money from a trust fund. In 2015, the Appellant’s solicitors made […]

Latitude for litigants in person? Apparently not (just about…)

On 21 February 2018 judgment was given in the case of Barton -v- Wright Hassall LLP [2018] UKSC 12. Mr Barton had sought to bring professional negligence proceedings against the Respondent solicitors, doing so by serving a Claim Form via e-mail on solicitors who had not previously given the necessary express permission to render such service valid. […]