TPE v Harvey Franks  EWHC 1765 (QB) - limitation The Claimant sued for personal injury and loss arising out of sexual offences committed against him by the Defendant in 1997-8, and for which he had been convicted in 2016. A letter before claim was sent to the Defendant in prison in May 2017. The claim was issued and served on the Defendant in prison on or about 1 August 2017. No acknowledgement of service or defence was entered. On 16 August 2017 The Claimant applied for summary judgment. This was granted on 24 August 2017. Full report here.
CXX V DXX  EWHC 1535 (QB) The Defendant, a consultant physician had attempted to poison the Claimant, a medical secretary so as to procure a miscarriage. He was convicted and sentenced to six years in prison. The Claimant sued the Defendant for trespass to the person and harassment, and the Defendant pleaded in his Defence that the convictions were wrong.The Claimant applied for summary judgment pursuant to CPR 24.2 and the Master struck out pursuant to CPR 3.4 the paragraphs of the defence, which contested the convictions. Permission to appeal was refused and so the Claimant appealed. Full report here.
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