Litigation Writs 23/01/96

A woman injured in a road accident has issued a writ claiming damages from Judge Peter Clark, of Devereux Court, London WC2, Denise Kingsmill, of 5 Chancery Lane, London WC2, and solicitors DJ Freeman & Co, of Fetter Lane, London EC4. Victoria Griffen alleges breach of contract, breach of duty, and negligence in the giving of advice, carrying out of instructions and handling of her personal injury claim by Kingsmill when she was retained between May 1988 and February 1990. She is suing the firm over its retainer between February 1990 and April 1991 and the judge over his advice of 18 October 1989.

Writ issued by Waterson Hicks, London EC3. G170

A Colchester widow has launched a £50,000-plus High Court test action against a health authority, claiming her health worker husband died as a result of stress at work. Sheila Pocock has issued a High Court writ suing North West Essex Mental Health Trust. It claims her husband Richard died allegedly arising out of the health trust's negligence and breach of statutory duty.

Writ issued by Robin Thompson & Partners, Ilford.

A Romford woman who lost one of her twin sons shortly after he was born has launched a High Court compensation claim against two health authorities. Angela Wilson has issued a writ against Barking, Havering and Brentwood Health Authority, and Barking and Havering Health Authority, both of Harold Wood Hospital, Romford.

Writ issued by Bindman & Partners, London WC1. W110

A Coulsdon, Surrey, widow whose husband and son were killed in a railway accident has launched a High Court claim against P Lowery and Donbs, of Heston, Hounslow, and the British Railways Board for over £50,000. Christine Whiting's husband Peter and son Michael were killed in an accident on 14 July 1993 on a railway bridge over Ospringe Road, Faversham, Kent, says the writ. It blames their deaths on negligence and breach of statutory duty by the defendants.

Writ issued by Christian Fisher, London WC1. W110

A pedestrian who has been left permanently incapacitated by brain injuries and confined to a wheelchair because of road crash injuries is to sue the Stamford le Hope driver he blames for the accident.

Writ issued by Martin Nossel & Co, Basildon. F81forthcoming case