Vicarious liability boundaries restored... but for how long?
3/4/2020 | Blogs & Articles
The Supreme Court has overturned the Court of Appeal ruling of last year, that Morrisons are vicariously liable for the malicious theft and...Read More
Standing in the way of control: PD51U, subsidiaries and disclosure
2/4/2020 | Blogs & Articles
In Pipia v BGEO Group Ltd  EWHC 402 (Comm), the Business and Property Courts set out important guidance on the meaning of ‘control’ for the...Read More
COVID-19 - A potential crisis for the international insurance market
26/3/2020 | Blogs & Articles
Many businesses in all industry sectors, particularly those involved in retail, energy, construction, infrastructure, hotels, sport & leisure,...Read More
When the boiler plate matters: force majeure and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
3/3/2020 | Blogs & Articles
The recent outbreak of the coronavirus known as COVID-19 has in a relatively short period of time morphed from a local crisis to a tangible global...Read More
SCOR SE v BARCLAYS BANK PLC –  EWHC 133 (Comm)
3/3/2020 | Blogs & Articles
On 30 January 2020, Christopher Hancock QC (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge) rejected Barclays’ application to stay Commercial Court...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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  EWCA Civ 1219, the latest decision in the long-running family...Read More
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...Read More
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  EWCA Civ 985, in which the Court was required to...Read More