Thu, 22 Sep 2005 17:38:20 +0100
Zany litigation, but serious obligations law
was jokingly said of a pre-Great War Lord Chancellor that, if he
heard the Germans had landed in Britain, his first reaction would
have been to go to the Chancery Division and obtain an immediate
has a curious way of turning into fact. The Republic of Equatorial
Guinea and its president have just done exactly this, seeking an
injunction against the gentlemen who ran an unsuccessful coup last
year restraining them from trying the same thing again.
good clean fun for those who like zany litigation. There's also
a good deal of solid stuff on whether mounting a coup is an assault
on the president (after all, he might fear for his safety): causing
loss by unlawful means: and conspiracy.
President of the State of Equatorial Guinea & Ors v Logo Ltd
& Ors  EWHC QB 2034. Happy reading for the first
day of autumn.
Bracton Professor of Law, University of Exeter, England
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Exeter EX4 4RJ
(n): One skilled in circumvention of the law.
Litigation (n): A machine which you go into as a pig and come out
of as a sausage.
Ambrose Bierce (1906).
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