Plexus Law were the first law firm to obtain a strike out for abuse of process for gross exaggeration. The claimant was also sentenced to three months imprisonment for contempt of court.
Ms Fari tripped over an uneven pavement which was under the control of Homes for Haringey and claimed that she was severely injured pleading losses of around £750,000. Breach of duty was admitted but the defendant believed that the claimant was grossly exaggerating her claim.
Following intel investigations and obtaining surveillance footage the matter proceeded to trial where the court found that the claimant suffered losses in the sum of £1,500 (representing less than 0.5% of the claim).
The court struck the claim out for abuse of process following the decision in Summers v Fairclough.