Richard Perry v F H Brundle (a private unlimited company), Betafence Limited and Britannia Fasteners Limited, England and Wales High Court (HHJ Hacon), London, UK, 25 September 2015, Neutral Citation Number:  EWHC 2737 (IPEC)
The Defendants, F H Brundle and others, brought an action to strike out a claim in its entirety or for a summary judgment in their favour. They also applied for an extended civil restraint order (‘CRO’) against the Claimant, Mr Perry, or, in the alternative, a limited CRO.
HHJ Hacon struck out the proceedings on two grounds, although one would have sufficed. The first was that the cause of action vested in the Official Receiver, not the Claimant. The second was that the claim was res judicata. HHJ Hacon also considered whether he could grant a CRO, which he eventually did, discussing the jurisdiction of the IPEC in the process, as well as the circumstances in which one ought to be granted.
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