Maintenance of action – Champerty. In the course of proceedings, the defendant, B, applied to strike out the claim on the basis that it was champertous and that the claimant limited liability partnership, JEB, had been created as part of a scheme to cause maximum litigation inconvenience to B and to shield members of the partnership from adverse costs orders. The Chancery Division held that the claim did not offend the public policy aimed at protecting the legal process, and B's application to strike out the claim as an abuse of process would be dismissed.