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  • New draft rule on disclosure unveiled

    Article

    Submitted: 02 November 2017

    A completely revised rule for disclosure in the English Courts has been published for consultation, with a pilot scheme in Rolls Building Courts scheduled for 2018.

  • The normalisation of Technology Assisted Review in disclosure

    Article

    Submitted: 23 October 2017

    A recent decision by a Commercial Court judge shows how far the courts have come in accepting, and expecting, the use of TAR in disclosure.

  • Supreme Court upholds barring order against HMRC

    Article

    Submitted: 08 September 2017

    ​Heather Rowlands and Gary Barnett's article for Tax Journal comments on the important decision of the Supreme Court on the approach to be taken by the tax tribunals to procedural non-compliance and its observations on the standard of behaviour expected of HMRC.

  • Mistaken disclosure - the principles and the practicalities

    Article

    Submitted: 17 August 2017

    The Court of Appeal has looked at the principles applicable when an otherwise privileged document has been mistakenly disclosed. How can such errors be prevented?

  • Jackson report recommends fixed recoverable costs

    Article

    Submitted: 15 August 2017

    Lord Justice Jackson's report on Fixed Recoverable Costs recommends a pilot for fixed recoverable costs for claims up to £250,000 and a new “intermediate track”.

  • Shorter Trials Scheme judgment overturned on appeal

    Article

    Submitted: 03 August 2017

    ​The second judgment handed down under the Shorter Trials Scheme, in National Bank of Abu Dhabi v BP Oil International, has been successfully appealed.

  • Traditional Courts Bill tabled for comment - 23 January 2017

    Article

    Submitted: 05 July 2017

    An overview of the proposed changes to the Traditional Courts Bill.

  • Business protection: What to do when it goes wrong

    Webinar

    Submitted: 15 June 2017

    Materials from our webinar where Angus McLean, Paul Baker and Anna Shelley discussed what to do when key businesses assets such as confidential information, intellectual property or customer connections have been compromised.

  • Contract law update Restricted access

    Seminar

    Submitted: 18 May 2017

    In this session we look at recent developments in the law in relation to contractual interpretation, implied terms, and excluding indirect and consequential loss. We predict the death of implied contractual obligations of good faith, and consider the importance of governing law and choice of forum clauses, and the implications of Brexit for such clauses.

  • Security for costs: when a company refuses to reveal its financial position

    Article

    Submitted: 04 April 2017

    ​How will the court approach an application for security for costs against a corporate claimant that is reticent about revealing details of its financial position?

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