Blogs & Articles

Two Supreme Court judgments provide guidance on the application of the scope of duty principle

31/8/2021 | Blogs & Articles

Two key judgments regarding professional negligence clarify the application of the SAAMCO principle. We look at the guidance the Supreme Court has...

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Supreme Court rules on the limits of lawful act economic duress: PIAC v Times Travel (UK) Ltd [2021] UKSC 40

26/8/2021 | Blogs & Articles

The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Pakistan International Airline Corporation v Times Travel (UK) Ltd [2021] UKSC 40, highlights the limited...

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ESG Reporting – If you aren’t already, why should you and how?

19/8/2021 | Blogs & Articles

Recent data (for example, EY’s 2021 Global Climate Risk Disclosure Barometer) indicates that while more companies than ever are now reporting on...

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The Vienna International Arbitration Centre launches standalone investment arbitration rules and updates rules for commercial arbitrations

17/8/2021 | Blogs & Articles

On 1 June 2021, two sets of rules respectively applicable to investment and commercial arbitration proceedings conducted under the auspices of the...

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Private sector urged to prepare for wave of climate change litigation

12/8/2021 | Blogs & Articles

In its annual report of global climate change litigation trends, the Grantham Institute of London School of Economics warns “businesses need to be...

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Court of Appeal u-turn reopens US$7bn Fundão Dam proceedings

30/7/2021 | Blogs & Articles

On 27 July 2021, the Court of Appeal reversed the decision of Lord Justice Coulson, which refused the Claimants permission to appeal the decision to...

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First Tier Tribunal (Tax) (“FTT”) finds in taxpayer’s favour in relation to the treatment of deferred revenue expenditure (“DRE”)

29/6/2021 | Blogs & Articles

In a decision dated 18 May 2021, Judge Tony Beare found in favour of Enyo’s client, West Burton Property Limited (“West Burton”), which is part...

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Challenging schemes of arrangement: Recent case analysis

21/6/2021 | Blogs & Articles

Although the recent spate of decisions might give the opposite impression, fully-argued challenges to schemes of arrangement (and, now, restructuring...

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SFO & Anr v Hotel Portfolio II UK Limited & Ors [2021] EWHC 1273 (Comm): limits of tracing into a debt

9/6/2021 | Blogs & Articles

On 18 May 2021, Mr Justice Foxton handed down two judgments in the same proceedings:

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Climate change activism and its impact on parent company liability

2/6/2021 | Blogs & Articles

On 26 May 2021, the District Court in The Hague in the Netherlands (the "Dutch Court") ordered Royal Dutch Shell plc ("RDS") to cut its CO2 emissions...

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Parent company liability for the actions of foreign subsidiaries

11/5/2021 | Blogs & Articles

The English Courts have issued a series of significant decisions in recent years addressing the issue of parent company liability.

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Court of Appeal provides guidance on interpretation of retained EU law post-Brexit

29/4/2021 | Blogs & Articles

At the end of March 2021, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision on air passenger rights in the case of Lipton v BA City Flyer.

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Football’s European Super League: a competing competition or a competition dispute?

19/4/2021 | Blogs & Articles

Major European football clubs in talks to establish The European Super League, in direct competition with the UEFA-organised Europa and Champions...

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Witness Evidence and Memory Distortion: What lawyers can do to reduce the impact of memory distortion of witnesses in international arbitration

31/3/2021 | Blogs & Articles

Factual witness evidence can often be the making or the downfall of a party's case, whether that be in litigation or international arbitration ("IA").

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Service of proceedings out of jurisdiction post-Brexit - significant changes to court rules

22/3/2021 | Blogs & Articles

From 6 April 2021, claimants in English proceedings no longer have to apply for the court’s permission to serve those proceedings out of...

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Test for “unambiguous impropriety” exception to without prejudice privilege clarified by Court of Appeal

4/2/2021 | Blogs & Articles

Test for "unambiguous impropriety" exception to without prejudice privilege clarified by Court of Appeal in Motorola Solutions Inc and another v...

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Big win for policyholders: Supreme Court’s ruling on the FCA’s Business Interruption Test Case

19/1/2021 | Blogs & Articles

After an appeal heard urgently under the “leapfrog” procedure, the Supreme Court handed down last Friday, 15th January 2020, a stunning victory...

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The power of Part 36 and the Court’s discretion - Telefonica UK Ltd v The Office of Communications

12/1/2021 | Blogs & Articles

In our first blog of the New Year, we take a look at an interesting Court of Appeal decision from the latter half of 2020 that caught our eye and one...

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Subject to contract negotiations: Joanne Properties v Moneything Capital Ltd [2020] EWCA Civ 1541

15/12/2020 | Blogs & Articles

The "subject to contract" label should be used with caution, and parties should be careful to ensure that where it has been used, during any stage of...

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Financial Conduct Authority v Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd and others [2020] EWHC 2448 (Comm) – Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19

7/12/2020 | Blogs & Articles

We review the judgment of the High Court in Financial Conduct Authority v Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd and others [2020] EWHC 2448 (Comm) under the...

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