Parmar v HSBC Private Bank (UK) Ltd

Practice – Summary judgment. The exclusion clauses in a settlement agreement made between the claimant and the defendant, following the termination of the claimant's employment, were wide enough to cover the claims advanced by the claimant. Accordingly, the Queen's Bench Division allowed the defendant's application for summary judgment as the claimant did not have a realistic prospect of success with his claims on the merits. The court, however, declined to give summary judgment on a counterclaim as no evidence or authority had been provided to support the assertion that simply bringing a claim, which was found to be lacking merit, even if it fell foul of an exclusion clause, could give rise to a damages claim.

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