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Mapara & ors (claimants/respondents) v Demetriou (defendant/appellant)

Wednesday 13th July 2022

By Appellant’s Notice filed on 6 November 2021, Peter Demetriou (“PD”) appeals the Order of Ian Karet, sitting as Deputy High Court Judge, dated 09 June 2021 and the costs Order dated 11 August 2021.

Factual background: The Claimant claimed the benefit of the right under various Deeds to bury bodies in Tottenham Park Cemetery, now owned by PD. The majority of the Deeds stipulated that the Grantor would have the right to dig the graves at agreed rates. By a Part 8 Claim issued on 30 June 2021, PD sought determination of a number of issues regarding his right to dig graves and permit burials, and whether he could be said to be doing so on behalf of the Claimants.

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