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Hamilton Vs Lyon

Post by Martin Goldstraw » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:39 am

Hamilton of Rockhall, Margaret v Lord Lyon King of Arms

A date has been set for a preliminary hearing in the legal challenge being mounted by the Hamiltons who maintain that the Lord Lyon has reneged on an agreement made by his predecessor in title.

It appears that there is to be a "debate" to take place on Friday 10 May 2019 at 10.00 a.m. before the Honourable Lady Wolffe.


The full note interlocutor can be found here: http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/hamilto ... may-19.pdf
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Re: Hamilton Vs Lyon

Post by Martin Goldstraw » Mon May 13, 2019 12:28 pm

Here is an update:
In the week before the case was due to be heard Counsel for both sides came to the conclusion that the one day booked for the hearing would not be sufficient to hear the case to its conclusion; thus Thursday 9th was also booked. However, come 4.00 pm on Friday Mrs Hamilton's QC, who had only been speaking for about two and a half hours was by no way finished resulting in a further day being necessary to finish the hearing. The case now returns to court on Tuesday 11th June.

As for the case itself there were no surprises and Mr. Hamilton felt that what their Counsel did have chance to say answered all of the points that Lyon's Counsel was attempting to address. I am informed that much of the time was taken up with Lyon's Counsel arguing that Margaret Hamilton, Baroness of Lag (in whose name the action is proceeding) had no interest to pursue this case. It was a very technical argument but later you will be able to read the report of the case.

Obviously, I have no feedback directly from the Lord Lyon, the statement received from Mr. Hamilton is perhaps therefore somewhat predictable. Mr. Hamilton stated: "The thing I find most surprising about this whole affair is that Lyon is taking so much effort to show that his word is not worth the paper it is written on (apologies to Sam Goldwyn). Not only is he reneging on the Agreement he had with us in 2008 but also reneging on the Menking Note (note still on Lyon's website). So much effort to trash your own reputation!"

Let is not forget that this remains as yet a "debate" to decide whether the matter can proceed to hear the substantive accusation that the Lord Lyon has reneged on an agreement made by his predecessor in title. It would appear that, at this stage, Lyon's tactic is to attempt to show that the Baroness of Lag has no commercial interest in the matter thus avoiding having to answer the substantive charge that he has reneged on an agreement.
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Re: Hamilton Vs Lyon

Post by Michael F. McCartney » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:19 am

Anything newer.?
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Re: Hamilton Vs Lyon

Post by Martin Goldstraw » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:39 pm

Michael F. McCartney wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:19 am
Anything newer.?
The case has been heard. It is now in the mulling over stage (as I call it). The judge is considering the evidence and "mulling it over". I have no doubt that her judgement will be published at some point in the legal press.
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Re: Hamilton Vs Lyon

Post by Michael F. McCartney » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:24 am

Thanks!
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