18
Jan
18
Chambers News, Other Areas of Law
Francesca O’Neill successful in £5.5 million High Court strike out

Following on from Chambers’ success in the authoritative CN v Poole case, Francesca O’Neill was successful in persuading the High Court to uphold Master Eastman’s order to strike out this claim for damages of £5.5 million resulting from alleged breaches of the Human Rights Act. Master Eastman had held that the proceedings were an abuse of process and a collateral attack on the decisions of the Family Court, but Mrs Justice Laing had given permission for that Order to be appealed at a full hearing. Francesca’s submissions that Master Eastman’s order was not ultra vires and that the matter was an abuse of process res judicata were accepted and the appeal was dismissed.

Written by or involving: Francesca O’Neill

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