Blogs & Articles

Challenges to Enforcement: s.103(2) of the Arbitration Act

20/2/2020 | Blogs & Articles

This blog examines two recent cases involving challenges to enforcement under s.103(2) of the English Arbitration Act 1996 (the "Act"). Both cases...

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When does a confidential document cease to be confidential?

7/1/2020 | Blogs & Articles

Reference to a document in criminal proceedings does not cause a loss of confidentiality in the document itself for the purposes of civil...

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High Court dismisses Tesco’s application for strike out in investor claim

28/11/2019 | Blogs & Articles

On 28 October 2019, the High Court dismissed Tesco’s strike-out application in relation to two group litigation actions brought by its shareholders...

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Lloyd v Google LLC – A Reboot for Data Privacy?

25/11/2019 | Blogs & Articles

Last Month, the Court of Appeal published its landmark judgment in the case of Lloyd v Google LLC [2019] EWCA Civ 1599 granting Richard Lloyd, acting...

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The enduring nature of legal advice privilege

4/11/2019 | Blogs & Articles

The Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Lee Victor Addlesee and others v Dentons Europe LLP [2019] EWCA Civ 1600, highlights the enduring nature...

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The SFO’s new Corporate Co-operation Guidance: added transparency, but questions remain

15/10/2019 | Blogs & Articles

On 6 August 2019, the SFO issued its keenly-awaited Corporate Co-operation Guidance (the "Guidance"). The Guidance seeks to clarify the SFO’s view...

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Cherry-picking – a warning

3/10/2019 | Blogs & Articles

In Kasongo v Humanscale UK Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an employer, in the course of relying on other privileged material to...

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Security a paltry substitute for enforcement of an arbitral award?

26/9/2019 | Blogs & Articles

The question of enforcement of an arbitral award is a critical consideration for any party involved in international arbitration and should be...

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Cryptocurrency - Definitely, maybe... Legal property?

11/9/2019 | Blogs & Articles

More and more people are using and investing in cryptocurrencies, but experts are also telling us that more and more people are becoming victims of...

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The Singapore Convention – cross-border mediation with teeth?

28/8/2019 | Blogs & Articles

In a significant development for alternative dispute resolution, in Singapore on 7 August 2019, 46 countries signed the United Nations Convention on...

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Clarification of the scope of the Court’s discretion to order non-party access to Court documents

19/8/2019 | Blogs & Articles

On 29 July 2019, the Supreme Court provided clarification as to the scope of the Court’s discretion to grant access to Court documents to a...

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Restraining foreign arbitration – the balancing act

9/8/2019 | Blogs & Articles

On 23 July 2019, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Sabbagh v Khoury [2019] EWCA Civ 1219, the latest decision in the long-running family...

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Flexibility at the expense of certainty? Six years of the ICC Emergency Arbitrator Procedures

5/8/2019 | Blogs & Articles

This article considers some of the issues arising out of a recently published report regarding the ICC’s Emergency Arbitrator Procedures, and...

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Is there a duty on a solicitor to inform an opponent of an error in service of a claim form?

3/7/2019 | Blogs & Articles

This blog examines the Court of Appeal’s decision in Woodward & Anor v Phoenix Healthcare [2019] EWCA Civ 985, in which the Court was required to...

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Challenges for defendants seeking security for costs under CPR 25.13(2)(g)

14/6/2019 | Blogs & Articles

As a result of the judgment of Sir Ross Cranston (sitting as a Judge of the High Court) in Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber v Sheikh Walid Bin...

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Without prejudice? Judicial bias and unfair conduct

5/6/2019 | Blogs & Articles

The common law adversarial system means that there will always be winners and losers in litigation. Parties that lose may feel that one of the...

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Breakthrough for the UK “opt-out” class action as the Court of Appeal revives £14 billion claim against MasterCard

24/4/2019 | Blogs & Articles

Good news for those wishing to pursue “opt-out” class actions in the UK as the Court of Appeal sets aside the 2017 decision by the Competition...

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High Court applies Supreme Court decision in relation to Novo Banco bonds

10/4/2019 | Blogs & Articles

In Winterbrook Global Opportunities Fund v NB Finance Limited and Others [2019] EWHC 737 (CH), Mr Justice Marcus Smith struck out a claim brought by...

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Teething Problems: The Disclosure Pilot three months in

27/3/2019 | Blogs & Articles

This blog article is the first in a series examining the new disclosure pilot in practice. Below we consider some of the issues surrounding the...

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