Dispute resolution

Non-compete clause unenforceable as it included a restriction on holding a minor shareholding in a competing business

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Restrictive covenants are a useful tool for employers to protect their competitive edge and to reduce the risk of 'star employees' leaving to join competitors.However, failure to draft restrictive covenants carefully can leave both employer and employee in limbo. More …

Access to Court documents by an Interested Non-Party

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A High Court master has recently given extensive guidance in the case of Dring v Cape Distribution Ltd and others [2017] on the right of an interested non-party to access court documents. More …

Breach of jurisdiction clause – High Court protects company and affiliate by way of anti-suit injunction

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A High Court decision highlights how Courts may construe parties' intentions when interpreting jurisdiction clauses in contracts, as well as the protection that can be afforded by way of anti-suit injunctions.Ben Clark explains the impact this will have. More …

Court rules are (not) made to be broken

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The Andrew Mitchell "plebgate" defamation case in 2013 was well known for the political furore. Within legal circles, the case was a stark example of the court losing patience with people, and their lawyers, ignoring the rules. More …

The discount rate and professional negligence claims

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When assessing damages in personal injury and clinical negligence claims future losses need to be taken into consideration. Our article explains how the discount rate works when making a claim. More …

Commercial agents and software – goods rather than services?

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Since the introduction of the Regulations, there has been considerable uncertainty as to whether transactions involving computer software can be categorised as "sale of goods" for the purposes of the Regulations. The position has now been clarified - read our article to find out if software comes under gods or services. More …

An unwelcome relief? Opportunities to challenge forfeiture are broadened (again)

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It is with some hesitation (and permission to appeal) that the court has granted relief from forfeiture of a licence for the discharge of surface water. More …

Susie Dryden features in Financier Worldwide's Litigation and Dispute Resolution: Corporate advisor handbook 2016

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Partner Susie Dryden features as a UK advisor in Financier Worldwide's Litigation and Dispute Resolution: Corporate Advisor Handbook 2016. The comprehensive publication contains detailed profiles of leading experts who help to resolve corporate and commercial disputes. More …

Are Interested Parties more at risk on costs?

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Following a recent decision by Mr Justice Blake, Interested Parties in judicial review proceedings may be concerned that the courts are more likely to make costs orders against them in the future where challenges fail. More …

Blake Morgan secures win in High Court Appeal Centre

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Blake Morgan has secured victory for a client in long standing enforcement proceedings by defeating an appeal of a decision from the High Court of Justice. More …