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Title Author Date
Toombs v Bridging Loans Limited LTL 14.11.14, HHJ Seymour QC
In this case a valuer was successful, on appeal, in obtaining summary judgment against a lender’s claim, on the ground that it was time barred.
Stephen Innes
British Hospitality - When Is a Bed a Bribe?
The U.K. Bribery Act and Its Implications for Event Organisers, Sponsors, and Related Persons
Jeffrey Benz
Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013
With over a decade of fairly fundamental regulatory challenges brought about by the Access to Justice Act 1999, s.58 Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (Conditional Fee legislation) and more recently LASPO (Jackson and DBAs), not to mention the overhaul of the Solicitors Code of Conduct to its present guise of the Handbook in October 2011, one would be forgiven for thinking that the solicitors profession is already sufficiently regulated without yet more intricate legislation. However, it seems not. It is now necessary for the profession to get to grips with this latest round of regulation bestowed upon the profession. On 13 June 2014 the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (" The CCR 2013") come into force.
Nicholas Bacon QC
Londongrad calling: Jurisdiction Battles in the English Courts, Dispute Resolution International, 2014, 8(1), 25-36.
The authors focus upon applications for permission to serve a claim form outside the jurisdiction and, further, on applications to serve on a defendant who is not domiciled within one of the states of the European Union.
Roger Stewart QC
Graham Chapman QC
Can Yeginsu
Greenwich Millennium Village Limited v Essex Services Group PLC (& ors) [2014] EWHC 1099 (TCC)
Mr Justice Coulson has handed down his lengthy judgment on the costs matters arising from the claim made by Greenwich Millennium Village Limited ("GMVL"). His judgment may prove of particular interest for his consideration of costs issues which arise when, as so often in the TCC, parties seek to pass on liabilities along a contractual chain.
Philippa Manby
Case commentary in the Journal of Professional Negligence.
Clare Dixon
Challenging debt claims: pay later and litigate now?
In this article, Shail Patel considers the effect of the anti set-off clause in loan documentation in light of recent Australian and English case law, in particular debtors’ attempts to outflank the clause.
Shail Patel
Layard Horsfall Article: First judgment in a judicial review of the Legal Ombudsman
On 20 December 2013 judgment was handed down in the first judicial review of a decision of the Legal Ombudsman (“LeO”) to reach a substantive hearing. The judgment will be of interest to lawyers and complainants wishing to challenge unappealable decisions of LeO. It is particularly (though not only) relevant to LeO decisions which direct a reduction in fees. This is an area which, in view of the absence of a limit on the amount by which LeO can reduce fees, has caused particular controversy.
Richard O'Brien
Will the Real CIETAC Please Step Forward
Arbitration in China
Jeffrey Benz
World Conference on Doping in Sport 2013
Daniel Saoul provides some perspectives on events in Johannesburg in November and on the changes introduced by the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code, in particular those dealing with inadvertent doping
Daniel Saoul


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