Following his visit to South Africa in 1982, Mr John Hignett, director-general of the (City of London) Panel on Takeovers and Mergers, came to the firm conclusion that a similar panel could successfully and effectively be established in this country.
The English legal system, once claimed to be the best in the world, is under stress as never before in its 700-year history. Last year nearly ï¿½500 m was spent on the administration of justice in England and Wales - running the courts, paying the administrators and judges and providing legal aid. In this, the first of six articles, we outline the main areas of concern and dissatisfaction.
It may happen that as a result of a wrongful act of some person another person's life expectancy is shortened. This may have the effect of shortening the period during which he could earn an income. If a person's life expectancy during which he can earn is shortened as a result of a delict, he has no claim for the loss of earnings which he could otherwise have earned.