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Millionaire TV star and singer Adam Faith is facing a High Court possession claim. The claim has been issued against Faith and his wife in their real names, Terence and Jackqueline Nelhams-Wright, by the trustees of foreign secretary Robin Cook's Chevening Estate at Brasted, Kent. It is in respect of Shootfield House at Pilgrims Way, Brasted, which was leased to Faith and his wife in March 1986 and which is said to have expired at the end of October this year.
Claim issued by Warners, Tonbridge, Kent
A holiday-maker who suffered severe injuries when he fell over a north Devon cliff is suing for damages. Robert Smith, 23, fell into a gully after leaving the bar at Watermouth Cove Holiday Park at about 12am on 15 July 1996. According to the High Court claim, Smith and his friends, who had been camping at the site, had been encouraged by the site owner Alan Parr to go up to the headland near Ilfracombe after the bar closed. Smith was walking along the headland between two trees when he fell into a gully 25 metres deep, connected to the sea by an underground tunnel. He suffered burst fractures of two vertebrae. Smith is suing Parr, trading as Watermouth Cove Holiday Park, for damages. He claims Parr was negligent and in breach of duty, among other things for failing to keep the gully properly or safely fenced off.
Claim issued by Avery Clifford & Co, Reading
The Bank of Ireland, trading as Commercial Finance of Dublin, is suing MJ Gleeson Group, trading as Gleeson Homes (Northern Region) of Haredon House, London Road, North Cheam, for £33,692 and interest of £1499 after being assigned debts due to Langford Joinery.
Claim issued by Wilde and Partners, London WC1
The Wellcome Trust, London NW1, is suing Almodane and Sergio Picceri of London for rent arrears, cost of works, insurance and interest and for possession of a basement and ground floor shops and a maisonette on Fulham Road, which are part of the Wellcome Trust's South Kensington Estate. The balance due from Almodane is said to be £136,559 and interest of £16,016 is also claimed.
Lorne Stewart of Harrow, is suing South West Datacoms of Exeter for £12,333 following an adjudicator's decision on a dispute arising from a sub-contract for the design and installation of CCTV works to locations at 44 stations. The claim also seeks payment of the adjudicator's professional fee.
Claim issued by Edwards Geldard, Derby
Dahl-Jensen UK, in liquidation, is suing Bouygues UK for £207,741 and other sums, alleged to be owed following an adjudication made on 5 October 1999, and due to be paid within 14 days. Dahl-Jensen also seeks VAT of £36,354, costs of £26,109 and continuing interest of £45.53 a day.