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No arbitration agreement concluded concerning construction works

High Court refuses to refer construction claim to arbitration, on the grounds that there was no prima facie evidence that an arbitration agreement had been concluded between the parties.

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Inspection of police documents in defamation action would undermine witness protection programme

High Court refuses to order inspection of police documents in defamation action arising from television programme on drug importation, on the grounds that disclosure of the documents would undermine both the state’s witness protection programme and police practices in the prevention, detection and prosecution of crime.

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Further disclosure ordered against defendants in aid of Mareva injunction

High Court grants orders against defendants that they make further and better disclosure of documents sought by plaintiff in aid of Mareva-type injunctions, following admissions made on cross-examination that the defendants had only disclosed documents in their possession, but not in their power or procurement.

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No arbitration agreement concluded concerning construction works

High Court refuses to refer construction claim to arbitration, on the grounds that there was no prima facie evidence that an arbitration agreement had been concluded between the parties.

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Directions given to receiver of rental properties in respect of arrears and proceeds of sale

High Court, on the application of a receiver of rental properties, directs: a) that funds arising from the sale of property be first applied in discharge of debts to the creditor; 

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Money withdrawn from account of person of unsound mind to buy property and machinery

High Court grants declarations that real and personal property, including plant and machinery, was held in trust for ward of court where money had been transferred from her account to accounts controlled by her nephew, at a time where she was of

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Court lifts stay on proceedings against bank in special liquidation

High Court grants order lifting stay on proceedings against bank where special legislation liquidating bank had placed stay on all proceedings without stating whether and in what circumstances the stay should be lifted. 

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State not restrained from selling company belonging to recapitalised bank

High Court refuses injunction to restrain Minister for Finance from selling company belonging to bank that had been recapitalised by state pursuant to scheme of arrangement, and refuses to refer issue to Court of Justice of the European Union

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Refugee Appeals Tribunal did not properly assess country of origin information relating to forced conscription

High Court grants judicial review of decision to refuse refugee status to a Syrian national who claimed to have deserted from the army following killing of civilians, on the grounds that the Refugee Appeals Tribunal gave inadequate consideration 

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