Litigation Writs 09/04/96

A Merthyr Tydfil woman is seeking damages over injuries she received as a front seat passenger when a car driven by her husband crashed. Hetty Walker, 64, who was severely injured in the January 1993 crash, has issued a writ against her husband Kenneth.

Writ issued by Metson Cross, London WC2. W2

Geoffrey Linaker of Northamptonshire, who claims a mortgage was raised against his property by fraud, is suing solicitors Keith Turner & Ashton of Northampton and the Coventry Building Society for compensation. His writ accuses Turner and Ashton of professional negligence.

Writ issued by Hatton, Daventry, Northamptonshire. L4

An Essex lorry driver trapped in his cab with leg injuries after a Kent road crash is suing the car driver he blames for the accident. John Coffey, 46, has issued a writ against Betty Honess of Sevenoaks, Kent. It claims that he had to brake and swerve to avoid her car as it emerged from a minor road, and in doing so collided with another lorry coming in the opposite direction. Coffey, who was trapped in his cab for some time before being freed, suffered a fractured right kneecap and thigh. The writ says he was keen on DIY work before the accident but has since been unable to pursue DIY activities, intensive gardening or heavy lifting. Coffey is also handicapped on the labour market.

Writ issued by E Edwards Son & Noise, Grays, Essex. C2

Tottenham Hotspur Football and Athletic Co is suing Hungarian International Bank for damages for breach of contract. Spurs has issued a writ against the bank seeking a declaration that it is bound by a contract, made partly orally and partly in writing.

Writ issued by Herbert Smith, London EC2.

Three women, two from South Africa and one from London, who were badly hurt when they had to jump for their lives from at a blazing hotel at a ski resort in Andorra, have launched High Court compensation claims. Sigrid Freese of Natal, Tracey Gerardy of Durban and Jillian Hazlehurst of Wimbledon are suing Top Deck Ski, trading as Top Deck Travel Agencies, of London SW5. They accuse the company of negligence for failing to ensure that the hotel had adequate fire safety precautions.

Writ issued by Pitts-Tucker, London EC4.