Trilogy Management Ltd v Harcus Sinclair [2016] EWHC 170 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Summer 2017 #168

TRILOGY MANAGEMENT LIMITED (A company incorporated in the Bailiwick of Jersey)

V

HARCUS SINCLAIR (A firm)

Analysis

This was an application by the defendant firm of solicitors (D) for the particulars of claim and reply to be struck out on the ground that they disclose no answer to the limitation defence or summary judgment dismissing the entirety of the claim on the basis that the claimant (C) has no real prospect of success because the claim is statute barred.

Counsel details

Catherine Newman QC (7 Stone Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3SZ, tel 020 7406 1200, e-mail clerks@maitlandchambers.com) and Jordan Holland (5 Stone Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3XT, tel 020 7242 6201, e-mail clerks@5sblaw.com) instructed by Addleshaw Goddard (Milton Gate, 60 Ciswell Street, London EC1Y 4AG, tel 020 7606 8855) for the claimant.

Christopher Butcher QC (7 King’s Bench Walk, Temple, London EC4Y 7DS, tel 020 7910 8300, e-mail clerks@7kbw.co.uk) instructed by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (Tower Bridge House, St Katharine’s Way, London E1W 1AA, tel 020 3060 6000) for the defendant.

Cases referenced

Cases in bold have further reading - click to view.

  • Arcadia Group Brands Limited v Visa Inc [2015] EWCA Civ 883
  • Cave v Robinson [2003] 1 AC 384
  • Cooke v Gill (1873) L.R.8 C.P. 107
  • Darlington Building Society v O'Rourke James Scourfield & McCarthy [1999] PNLR 365
  • Goode v Martin [2001] EWCA Civ 1899
  • Hemmingway v Smith Roddam [2003] EWCA Civ 1342
  • Senior v Pearson & Ward [2001] EWCA Civ 229

Legislation referenced

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  • Limitation Act 1980, s14A, s32, s35