Dispute resolution

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 …

Blake Morgan secures win in High Court Appeal Centre

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

Online Dispute Resolution – What you need to know about EU Regulation 524/2013

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In June 2013 the European Parliament published a Directive on Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR") for consumer disputes, supported by a Regulation on Online Dispute Resolution ("ODR"). Member States were required to implement the Directive by July 2015. More …

Former director prevented from poaching clients through interim injunction

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The High Court has temporarily enforced restrictive covenants in a former director's contract, in a case which has some interesting implications when considering how long restrictive covenants in an employment contract should last. More …

Extra-territorial effect of sections 236 and 237(3) Insolvency Act 1986 examined by High Court

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Office holders of insolvent companies are under a duty to investigate the pre-insolvency affairs of the companies over which they are appointed. However, sometimes, records of the company's dealings may no longer be in the company's possession or control. More …

Landmark judgment in backwards tracing appeal handed down by Privy Council

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The Privy Council has today handed down the hotly anticipated decision in Durant International Corporation and another (Appellants) v The Federal Republic of Brazil and another (Respondents). More …

The rise in opportunistic recycled claims

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A new trend in recycled claims has recently emerged. Law firms are effectively turning on each other by acting for claimants in circumstances where it is alleged that their previous legal representatives under-settled their claim. More …