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The Institute of Neurology is suing its deputy finance officer and three others for damages in respect of missing assets. The Institute, part of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in central London, has issued a writ against deputy finance officer Murugesu Rajendran for damages for breach of his employment contract, breach of fiduciary duties, and breach of trust, and is also seeking a declaration that Rajendran and Yogambikai Rajendran, both of Wembley, Uthayarami Sivapalan, of Northolt, Middlesex, and Sivapragasam Sivakumarran, of Greenford, Middlesex, hold on constructive trust or are liable to account for and deliver up all the Institute's assets in their possession.
A woman who claims she was injured by her chiropractor is suing. Tracey Milliner, of Sturry, Canterbury, has issued a writ against VA Brierley DC, of Canterbury. She claims she suffered personal injuries through his negligent actions in the conduct of adjustments to her spine, arms and neck at his clinic in 1993.
Writ issued by Irwin Mitchell, London NW
The executor of a will is being sued by The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association who accuse him of negligence in respect of his handling of the will. They have issued a writ against Andrew Pittman Morris, in respect of his administration of the estate of Amanda Kate Martin and the execution of the trusts of her will. The association is seeking an account of the losses caused to her estate and to the fund holder of the trusts of her will, and payment of the sums found due.
Writ issued by Taylor Joynson Garrett, London EC
A Kent man jailed for nine months for deliberately setting fire to his house is being sued in the High Court for more than £120,000. Robert Griffin, who pleaded guilty at Maidstone Court in July 1993 to arson and was jailed for nine months as a result, is being sued by the Halifax Building Society, which had a £40,000 mortgage over the Sevenoaks property, and by Cynthia Griffin, of Chippenham, Wiltshire. The writ says that before the fire, the house was worth £285,000 but afterwards only £115,000. The Halifax is suing Griffin for £40,109.88 plus interest and Cynthia Griffin is suing for £65,000 plus interest.