Litigation Writs 31/03/98

Frank Parish of Middlesex is suing Thistle Hotels of Leeds for damages in respect of injuries he suffered in an accident on 19 January 1995, when working for Thistle at the Kensington Palace Hotel in London.

Writ issued by Moss Beachley & Mullem, London W1.

A Falklands War veteran is suing the Government. Christopher Duggan has issued a writ against the Ministry of Defence (MoD), seeking damages for post traumatic stress disorder following his service in the Falklands in 1982. The writ accuses the MoD of failing in its duty to diagnose his stress and to treat him for it.

Writ issued by Sheratte Caleb & Co, London EC4.

Tara Fennell of Essex is suing Abbey National for damages for alleged slander and malicious falsehood in respect of allegations she claims were made last February to employees of Abbey National and to an employee of Manpower. She also seeks an injunction preventing further publication of the words.

Writ was issued by Davenport Lyons, London W1.

Lincoln Assurance and City Financial Partners are suing David Noyes for damages over alleged fraudulent mortgage applications over a five-year period. Lincoln Assurance is seeking a High Court declaration that it is entitled to an indemnity from Noyes against liabilities it may incur to mortgage companies or other third parties.

Writ issued by Bevan Kidwell London EC1.

Amec Properties of Northwich has launched a High Court action against Spitalfields of Douglas, Isle of Man. It seeks a declaration that it is entitled to access and use of light through windows of property at 3, 4, and 5 Stewart Street, London E1, an order cancelling registration as a land charge of the purported light obstruction notice and damages. Spitalfields is alleged to own property at 46-50 Gun Street, and 6 and 6a Stewart Street, London E1, and on 28 January last year served a copy of a proposed application for registration of a light obstruction notice. The writ alleges that the application wrongly depicted the extent of Amec's land, that Amec's windows have been in their current position for more than 19 years and that Amec enjoys rights of light by virtue of the doctrine of lost modern grant, or by s3 of the Prescription Act 1832.

Writ issued by Berwin Leighton, London EC4.