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Litigation and dispute resolution
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- Coronavirus (Covid-19) and Commercial Contracts: Unable to perform contractual obligations? Force majeure clauses, frustration or variation could help
- Storing cookies requires internet users’ active consent
- Inheritance Act claims: Support for standstill agreements as Court of Appeal reverses Mostyn J’s Judgment in Cowan v Foreman
- Supreme Court decision handed down regarding the ‘serious harm’ threshold in defamation cases
- Can an employer breach the implied duty of trust and confidence by proceeding with a disciplinary investigation whilst there is an ongoing police investigation?
- Ending the blame game: new legislation introducing ‘no-fault divorce’
- Committee on codification: Developments in devolution
- Viagogo agrees to ‘overhaul’ its site following legal proceedings brought by the Competition and Markets Authority
- Brexit: European Medicines Agency’s frustration
- Unexplained Wealth Orders - A presumption of guilt?
- ‘Persons unknown’ freezing orders – Extending the ‘procedural armoury’ of English courts
- Tesco Personal Finance Plc fined £16.4m by FCA for handling of high profile cyber-attack
- Criminal liability in the corporate boardroom - Tidal wave or trickle?
- Congratulations and Celebrations to Sir Cliff in High Court Privacy Success
- Sir Cliff’s victory: Why registrants with the General Dental Council should care
- Subject access requests for mixed personal data
- CJEU hands down an important decision on web tracking cookies
- High Court rejects trustees’ 'hopeless arguments' against disclosing information to trust beneficiaries
- 'Thoroughly dishonest' clinical negligence claimant risks imprisonment
- GDPR - What happens after 25 May?
- Social media - Defamation and regulation
- Government commitment to personal injury reform
- Care homes briefing 178 - Guidance for witnesses attending court
- YouTube star receives substantial damages in 'revenge porn' litigation
- No special treatment for litigants in person
- Unexplained wealth orders – Effective weapon or window dressing?
- FCA failing to clamp down on insider trading
- Landmark judgment in support of testamentary freedom - Ilott v Blue Cross & Others
- No right to bring Inheritance Act claim on behalf of deceased claimant
- The perils of an outdated will
- Principle of mutual wills trumps widow’s 13 wills
- Radiohead deny bringing an action against Lana Del Ray for copyright infringement – but what is copyright?
- Nowak v Data Protection Commissioner
- Morrisons data leak: Supermarket liable for data breach by disgruntled staff member
- Challenging the validity of a trade mark: Caspian Pizza v Shah
- Dr Michalak and the GMC - Individuals can bring discrimination claims against their regulators in the Employment Tribunal
- GP partnership disputes - Cheema v Jones
- Corporate crime update - What your business needs to know
- Ghosh-busters! Supreme Court overhauls criminal test for dishonesty
- Supreme Court unanimously allows the charities’ appeal in Ilott v The Blue Cross & Others
- Rolls-Royce agrees to settle bribery and corruption claims in largest ever Deferred Prosecution Agreement
- Case study: Allegations of VAT fraud by the HMRC
- What is arbitration?
- Retention of title
- The opening gambit: your communication strategy
- Ten year inheritance dispute to be determined in UK Supreme Court
- Was Tom Hayes’ conviction a watershed moment for the Serious Fraud Office?
- The pitfalls of internal corporate investigations
- The devastating consequences of variations in health and safety issues
- Serious Fraud Office – a new dawn?
- Manage, don't eliminate, risk
- DIY justice: are private prosecutions the future?
- SFO faces fresh attempt at NCA merger
- How to prepare for a dawn raid
- The SRA Suitability Test - COLP and COFA appeals
- SRA Investigations - Why can't the SRA adopt a policy on time extensions? (September 2012)
- Litigation and education
- Domestic Arbitration – time to reassert the benefits?
- My Expert – Should I allow him to go “Hot Tubbing”?
- Phone Hacking - the law not the news
- The Perils of Part 36 of the Civil Procedure Rules
- Jones v. Kaney  UKSC 13 Expert evidence … and should every wrong have a remedy?
- The Without Prejudice Rule and the many exceptions to it
- The problem of costs in construction litigation
- Enforcement of a Judgment
“Storing cookies requires internet users’ active consent. A pre-tick box is therefore insufficient.” So begins the CJEU’s press release in respect of the Court’s judgment in the Planet49 case (C-673/17). Whilst publication of the English language judgment is awaited the…
In its eagerly anticipated judgment of 30 July 2019, the Court of Appeal has reversed Mr Justice Mostyn’s decision in Cowan v Foreman and allowed a spousal claim for reasonable financial provision under section 2 of the Inheritance (Provision for…
‘Lachaux: The final act’ – Supreme Court clarifies the law on defamation Background The Claimant, Mr Lachaux, previously lived with his British wife in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Following a marital breakdown, the Claimant commenced divorce proceedings in the UAE in…
This question was considered in the case of North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust v Gregg. The facts Dr Gregg commenced employment with North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust in 2003. The Trust became aware of a number of serious concerns regarding…
Justice Secretary David Gauke confirmed today that new legislation is to be introduced which would allow parties to obtain a ‘no-fault divorce’. The Ministry of Justice said the new legislation is expected to be introduced ‘as soon as parliamentary time allows’.…
In 2018 Lord Lloyd Jones stated that for ‘the first time since the age of the Tudors it has once again become meaningful to speak of Welsh law as a living system of law.’ This is thanks to legislation gifting primary…
One of the UK’s largest ticket re-selling sites, Viagogo, has reached a major settlement with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on the eve of a widely anticipated court battle. The settlement is founded on Viagogo agreeing to a ‘comprehensive…
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is an anchor tenant in Canary Wharf. In 2011, EMA entered a 25-year lease for its London headquarters with the Canary Wharf Group. It is understood that EMA is required to pay rent of approximately…
The individual who was made the subject of the UK’s first Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) in February this year has been named as Zamira Hajiyeva. She is the wife of Jahangir Hajiyev, the former chairman of the International Bank of…