Shergill v Purewal and Another: CA 22 Jun 2011

The claimant’s defamation action had been stayed as unjusticiable. The second defendant now appealed against an order for costs against it.
Held: The appeal against the costs order was allowed.


Maurice Kay, Richards, Leveson LJJ


[2011] EWCA Civ 815




England and Wales


Appeal fromShergill v Purewal and Another QBD 15-Dec-2010
The court was asked to rule that the action in defamation was non-justiciable depending for its outcome on matters of intepretation of the Sikh faith.
Held: the action was stayed. . .

Cited by:

CitedKhaira and Others v Shergill and Others CA 17-Jul-2012
The parties disputed the trusteeship and governance of two Gurdwaras (Sikh temples). The defendants now applied for the claim to be struck out on the basis that the differences were as to Sikh doctrines and practice and as such were unjusticiable. . .
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Defamation, Costs

Updated: 16 September 2022; Ref: scu.441886