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Buckingham County Council is seeking High Court orders restraining Maurice Randall, Alan Greenwood, Greenwood Recycling and Guardcustom from dumping waste material or processed waste on land at Westhorpe Farm in Little Marlow. The council is also seeking orders to ban them from siting a crushing or screening plant to process waste on the site - except in a specified area - and to stop them from dumping material into a nearby lake - except naturally occurring excavated material which is clean, dry and non-contaminated. It claims the court orders sought are needed to protect the local green belt.
Writ issued by Sharpe Pritchard, London WC1.
Design and building contractor Axim Projects is taking Blue Boar Motorways and Road Chef Motorways to the High Court in a claim for damages after being dropped from a u4m contract to build a motorway service station. It is suing Blue Boar for damages for alleged breach of contract and Road Chef, which has bought Blue Boar, for damages for allegedly interfering with its contract with Blue Boar. Axim is also suing both companies for sums allegedly owed for work carried out for the planned station on the M6 near Stafford. Between 1992 and 1997, Axim successfully carried out seven building projects for Blue Boar. The writ says it was told on 30 March last year that the M6 project would proceed after bankers agreed to fund the scheme. But it claims that, on 27 July, Road Chef bought Blue Boar and on 5 August wrote to Axim ordering it to stop work on the project. Both companies have since refused to allow Axim to carry out any more work, says the writ. It claims Blue Boar breached the contract by refusing to allow the work to continue and failing to endeavour to negotiate mutually satisfactory terms. It accuses Road Chef of intentionally interfering with the contract and alleges that, as a result, it has lost profits of around u499,000 and the costs involved in engaging staff and sub-contractors.
Writ issued by Hazell & Co, Hertfordshire.
Cameron Mackintosh Ltd, the company of theatre impresario Cameron Mackintosh, of London WC2, is taking Julian Wall of London E5 and Phillip Cavell of London N7 to the High Court in a claim for the possession of premises at 9 Macklin Street, Camden, London NW1. Cameron Mackintosh claims it is entitled to possession, but the defendant has refused to move out.
Writ issued by Tarlo Lyons, London EC1.
Richard O'Connell has launched an action, through his wife Elaine O'Connell, against Gloucester Royal NHS Trust and Glan Hafren NHS Trust. He is seeking damages for alleged medical negligence, claiming he suffered personal injuries as a result of treatment he received at the University Hospital of Wales and Mount Pleasant Hospital in Chepstow in April 1993, and at the Gloucester Royal Hospital in May of the same year. He is also suing over his treatment at the Health Centre in Regent Way, Chepstow, and at his home, from October 1992 to September 1993.