Litigation Writs 21/4/98

Pamela Wilson is suing Cecil M Yuill of Hartlepool, for damages for loss, damage, expense, inconvenience and disruption she alleges she suffered in spring 1995, as a result of the leaking of a central heating system at her property. Her writ claims it was the result of the company's negligent construction and supervision of the central heating system. Claim limited to £50,000.

Writ issued by Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, London EC3.

Martin and Leon Marks are suing London Borough of Wandsworth for damages for breaches of the terms of a lease dated 27 October 1972 of property at 234-240 Upper Tooting Road, Tooting. The writ claims losses of to £350,275, comprised of repair works, reinstatement works, works to remedy breaches, supervision fees, health and safety fees, loss of rent during 16 weeks of work, rates during the building period, insurance, VAT, solicitors and professional fees.

Writ issued by Walsh Lawson, London W1.

Clugston, which trades as Clugston Construction, of Scunthorpe, is suing WSP London of London EC1, for professional negligence as consulting engineers in respect of a pro ject called Gala Bingo in Scunthorpe.

Writ was issued by Neil F Jones & Co, Birmingham

A lorry driver cleared of smuggling cannabis worth £2.28m into Britain is suing the Commissioners of Customs & Excise. Mark Tarring spent three weeks in custody and then the charge against him was dropped at a committal hearing. Tarring claims in his writ that he suffered distress, injury to his feelings, loss of liberty and, in particular, distress because police attributed previous convictions to him during court appearances. Tarring of Southall is seeking aggravated and exemplary damages from Commissioners of Customs & Excise. The writ says customs officers kept watch on a lorry carrying 6.79 kilos of cannabis resin worth £2.28m. The lorry was operated by Norwood Transport, a firm run by Tarring's father. A police video showed Mark Tarring trying to move the lorry. The writ says that Tarring had believed the lorry was delivering and collecting parts for British Aerospace from Toulouse and knew nothing of the drugs. It claims there was insufficient evidence to justify charging him.

Writ issued by Turbervilles of Uxbridge, Middlesex.