Changes have been made to the rules governing witness statements over the past 12 months. These changes aim to make the process of preparing witness evidence more open and to ensure that the witness statement is a personal account of…
Litigation and dispute resolution
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- Witness Statements – sticking to the facts
- Covid-19 guidance for creditors: How to cure cashflow crisis
- Schrems II - Landmark judgment impacts EU-US transfer of personal data
- The Dos and Don’ts of Legal Advice Privilege following Civil Aviation Authority v R (on application of Jet2.com Limited)
- Business interruption insurance during the coronavirus pandemic - High Court test case
- Covid-19 - what are the risks for litigators in new working practices?
- Seeing the wood for the trees – more clarity on the ambit of vicarious liability
- Vicarious liability – A sigh of relief
- 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
Many individuals and businesses have experienced unprecedented challenges due to the restrictions imposed by the UK government in response to Covid-19. Significant reductions in income and, in some cases, temporary suspensions of trading have led to cashflow crises. Thanks to…
The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has today (16 July, 2020) handed down its decision in the much awaited Schrems II case (Case C-311/18 Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems). This landmark judgment will profoundly…
On 28 January 2020, the Court of Appeal in Civil Aviation Authority (“CAA”) v R (on the application of Jet2.com Limited) clarified that communications and documents are protected by Legal Advice Privilege (“LAP”) if their dominant purpose is to obtain…
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is seeking to obtain a court declaration to resolve contractual uncertainty in business interruption (BI) insurance cover. The Covid-19 pandemic and the government-imposed lockdown has resulted in various difficulties for businesses and an increasing number of…
New remote working practices during the Covid-19 pandemic bring risks for legal practitioners including cyber security, office security, risk management and well-being, among others. Susanna Heley explains the issues in this article, published by the Law Society on 6 May 2020. …
When will a party be liable for the torts of an independent contractor from whom they obtained a service? That was the issue which the Supreme Court was called upon to address in the case of Barclays Bank plc v…
In WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants the Supreme Court was required to address the following question: If an employee steals the payroll data of his employer’s staff and publishes it online in a vendetta against his employer, should his…
The outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19) in China at the end of 2019 has escalated into a global health pandemic disrupting supply chains, business operations and workforces around the world. Countries are taking drastic action to try to contain or delay…
“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…