Court: High Court (Family Division)

Legal Aid Agency must pay increased costs for failure to state whether statutory charge would apply to Human Rights Act claim

PW & Ors v Luton Borough Council [2017] EWHC 3028 (Fam)

Whether the claimants’ costs of pursuing the Human Rights Act 1998 claim have been increased by the conduct of the Legal Aid Agency in failing to state whether the statutory charge relating to the costs of the care proceedings would apply to the recovery of their damages and, following on from that determination, whether those […]

Spurious assertion of diplomatic immunity did not defeat claim for financial relief under the Matrimonial and the Family Proceedings Act 1984

Estrada v Walid Bin Ahmed Abdallah Al-Juffali [2016] EWHC 213 (Fam)

The respondent applied to have an application for financial relief pursuant to the Matrimonial and the Family Proceedings Act 1984 dismissed, on the basis that he enjoyed diplomatic immunity. The court held that the respondent’s assertion of diplomatic immunity was spurious, and refused to allow the application.