Friday, 12 April 2013
Mengi v Hermitage: Judgement of Buxton LJ: Refusing Appeal
The London Court of Appeal has refused permission for Reginald Mengi to appeal the judgment in Mengi v Hermitage. This was Mengi’s third and final attempt to seek permission to overturn the judgment handed down by Lord Justice Bean in December 2102.
Mengi made an application to appeal at the end of the trial and later in writing to the Court of Appeal which was refused by Lord Justice Buxton on the reasons stated below. A panel of three Appeal Court Justices yesterday refused to interfere with the original verdict of Lord Justice Bean citing the mendacious nature of Mengi’s evidence as a major a major factor in the refusal.
Ruling of Lord Justice Buxton