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Reported Cases

Reported Cases

You can find out about our reported cases within this section.

News Group Newspapers Ltd v Capewell

Bovis Homes Ltd v Kendrick Construction Ltd [2009] EWHC 1359 (TCC)

In this case, Kendrick Construction Ltd instructed Bell Lax. Bovis Homes had engaged Bell Lax’s client to carry out and complete the design and construction of 48 sheltered housing apartments and three retail units in Birmingham. The contract...

Shakespeare Putsman LLP v Paul Kevin Meredith [2008] EWHC 349 (ch)

In this partnership action, Mr Meredith instructed Bell Lax. Shakespeare Putsman LLP sought an injunction to restrain Bell Lax’s client presenting a winding-up petition against the applicant. Mr Meredith was a full equity partner of his previous...

Finlan and another v Eyton Morris Winfield (a firm) and another [2007] EWHC 914 (Ch)

In this £25 million action for professional negligence, the claimant, Mr Finlan, instructed Bell Lax. Bell Lax and two barristers undertook the work on a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement. Mr Finlan also had the benefit of after the event...

Re Fletcher Boats Ltd

Kendrick Construction Ltd v Kershaw Mechanical Services Ltd [2006] EWHC 727 (TCC)

Bell Lax acted for Kendrick, the respondent, under a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement in this appeal against an arbitrator’s award. This case arose from an arbitrator’s award made to Kendrick, which the appellant sought to appeal. In...

Ahad and another v Uddin [2005] All ER (D) 144

In this partnership dispute, Bell Lax acted for the appellant, Mr Uddin. Mr Ahad and Mr Uddin had been partners in a business venture pursuant to a partnership agreement with a standard form arbitration clause. Mr Uddin subsequently purported to terminate...

Begum v Klarit [2005] EWCA Civ 234

Bell Lax acted for the claimant under a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement regarding this property dispute. In this Court of Appeal case, Bell Lax issued proceedings on the claimant’s behalf for a declaration that she held a property on trust for...

Jewson Ltd v Kelly [2003] EWCA Civ 1030

Bell Lax acted for the defendant in this Court of Appeal case regarding the Sale of Goods Act. Contrary to the decision at first instance, the Court of Appeal found that although there was significant overlap between sections 14(2) and 14(3) of the Sale of...

Jewson Ltd v Kelly [2002] All ER (D) 339

In this dispute relating to the Sale of Goods Act, Bell Lax acted for the defendant.  The defendant was a property developer and the case involved a building he had converted into flats. The defendant bought electric boilers from the claimant to be...

Jewson Ltd v Kelly [2002] 2002 WL 1654944 (QBD)

Bell Lax acted for the defendant. A clause in a sale of goods contract stated that the purchaser “shall not be reliant in any way upon the advice, skill or judgment” of the seller. Bell Lax argued for its client that such a clause was not an...

Goode v Owen and another [2001] All ER (D) 328 (Dec)

Bell Lax acted for Mr Goode, the claimant in this claim for nuisance. Mr Goode owned land that abutted a golf course. Balls would often fall on his land and as a result, he claimed his land was contaminated; he was no long able to sell and hay or silage to...

CPL v Durr [2001] EWCA Civ 89

Nottingham University v Fishel [2000] EWHC 221 (QB) 

Bell Lax acted for the defendant, Dr Fishel. The case sets an important precedent regarding contracts of employment and the fiduciary duties associated with such. The defendant was employed full time by Nottingham University...

Secretary of State for Trade and Industry v Northwest Holdings plc [1998] EWCA Civ 1548

Re Northwest Holdings plc [1998] EWCA Civ 1379

Russell v Russell [1998] BPIR 259

Bell Lax acted for the appellant regarding this matter of family and insolvency law. On 9 November 1994 in family proceedings, Bell Lax’s client was ordered, inter alia, to pay £22,500 to his former wife together with two-thirds of her costs to...