A cautionary tale

Or the story of the warrant request that wasn’t there.

Hallam-Peel & Co v London Borough of Southwark [2008] EWCA Civ 1120 is a second appeal from a wasted costs order against Hallam-Peel, a legal aid housing firm, made during stay of warrant proceedings at Lambeth County Court.

Hallam-Peel were acting for the applicant. Before and at the first hearing, an question was raised about whether the warrant had been applied for within 6 years of the date of the possession order (hence not needing permission). Counsel for the applicant was apparently told or shown (not clear) that the request for the warrant was made within time. The hearing was … Read the full post

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