You are here

JEFFREY CHARLES STUART v (1) STEPHEN GOLDBERG & CARL LINDE (2) PAVLOS NIKOS VARDINOYANNIS

Delay and the strength or weakness of the claimant’s case were irrelevant to the decision whether a second action between the same parties was an abuse of process.

29 January 2008

The appellant (S) appealed against an order preventing him from suing the respondent solicitors (L) in respect of two causes of action on the grounds that he should have asserted them in previous proceedings which he had brought against L. L acted for an investor (V) who was interested in investing in Mongolia. S was the managing director of a company through which he sought to develop commercial opportunities in Mongolia with the Mongolian government. L arranged several meetings between S and V, which led to their signing heads of agreement. Before V signed the agreement, S went to Mongolia to prepare the ground for commercial co-operation with V. S claimed and the judge had held that before that trip, L had given S a solicitor’s undertaking that US$350,000 would be transferred into bank accounts set up by S for the purpose. S successfully sued L on that undertaking. V had thought better of the agreement with S and did not proceed with it. In the instant proceedings, S claimed th...

Want to read on?

This article is part of our subscription-based access. Please pick one of the options below to continue.

Already registered? Login to access premium content

SUBSCRIBE for one User

Unlimited access to the entire SJ website for a full year for one user.

  • 10 issues a year delivered to you
  • Digital edition of the magazine for one user – sent to your inbox or accessible through the website
  • Access to premium content on the website
  • Access to the fully searchable online archive of Solicitors Journal, Managing Partner and Private Client Adviser, which spans over 13 years
  • Weekly email newsletter with all the latest news, analysis and features
  • Comment on SJ content and contribute to the SJ community online
  • Advanced search feature
  • Online support
  • Access to SJ app compatible with Android and Apple devices – coming soon!
  • 6 special focuses per year
  • Special offers and discounts on Solicitors Journal and IICJ events

Subscribe

CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION

Your department or entire firm can subscribe to Solicitors Journal online, providing easy access for all who require it. Discount corporate subscription rates apply, based on number of users.

The Corporate IP Licence includes:

  • Digital copy of the magazine sent to individuals’ inboxes and accessible through the website. Solicitors Journal publishes 10 issues per year
  • Unlimited access to premium content on the website based on IP addresses
  • Unlimited access to the fully searchable online archive of Solicitors Journal, Managing Partner and Private Client Adviser, which spans over 13 years
  • Weekly email newsletter with all the latest news, analysis and features
  • Comment on SJ content and contribute to the SJ community online (username required)
  • Unlimited access to SJ app compatible with Android and Apple devices
  • 6 special focuses per year
  • Special offers and discounts on Solicitors Journal and IICJ events

The Corporate IP Licence is tailored to your firm, making it the most cost effective way for the firm to access Solicitors Journal, and enables the firm to remain compliant with copyright and our Terms and Conditions. This gives you the ability to print and circulate articles within the firm.

To enquire about a Corporate IP Licence for your firm, please contact our Subscriptions Manager on emily.beechey@solicitorsjournal.com.