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Bonkers conkers

15 February 2011

A recent article in the Derby Telegraph highlighted the nature of frivolous or spurious claims local authorities routinely face. While some may see this as possibly a ‘slow news’ day in Derby, the article does raise some interesting issues for local authorities and litigators alike.

One would like to think that cases involving ‘kamikaze conkers’, are never allowed anywhere near doors of the Court, however, other cases, where perhaps decisions are more finely balanced in all types of litigation, would it be unreasonable to think that Courts will allow local authorities more discretion and perhaps leniency – especially in these days of austerity? Time will tell.

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