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Summary of Recent Cases, July 2018

15/07/18. Here is a summary of the recent notable court cases over the past month. You can also receive these for free by registering for our PI Brief Update newsletter. Just select "Free Newsletter" from the menu at the top of this page and fill in your email address.

Summary of Recent Cases - Substantive Law

Axa Insurance UK PLC v (1) Financial Claims Solutions Ltd (2) Mohammed Aurangzaib (3) Hakim Mohammed Abdul [2018] EWCA Civ 1330
The defendants in this claim had initially obtained default judgment against Axa in respect of road traffic accidents, including substantial sums for alleged credit hire charges. It came to Axa's attention that these claims were fraudulent, at which point Axa sought an injunction to prevent the default judgments from being enforced, and brought Part 20 proceedings for the tort of deceit and unlawful means conspiracy. Axa was successful in those proceedings, and sought exemplary damages against the Part 20 respondents. Whilst Axa was awarded compensatory damages, its claim for exemplary damages was rejected on the basis that the claim did not fall within one of the established categories for which such damages can be awarded, as laid down in...

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