Judgment was handed down today by Mrs Justice Rose DBE following an 18-day trial in the Chancery Division of the High Court in the case of Willers v Joyce and Nugent.
At an interim stage, the Supreme Court extended the tort of malicious prosecution to include civil proceedings generally (by a majority of 5-4) so that the case could proceed to trial. The Supreme Court also gave a significant ruling on the precedent value of decisions of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in the Courts of England and Wales.
Laytons LLP instructed Paul Mitchell QC and Tom Shepherd of 4 New Square to act on the executors’ behalf. A note about the case has been published by 4 New Square.
The judgment can be viewed below:
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