The CPRs do not expressly provide for an open court apology in abuse of process cases

A former pub landlord who had been set to receive an open court apology from North Northamptonshire Council yesterday morning (27 January 2022) after its predecessor pursued a vendetta against him following a dispute with a prominent local solicitor over a bottle of wine, faces a further wait for his apology after the court raised the issue of jurisdiction.

Monks was jailed in 2003 after he was unable to pay fines for food safety offences. He had been investigated after a prominent local solicitor, Jenny Lawrence, reported she had suffered food poisoning at one of his&nbs...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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