When does the limitation period expire when the cause of action accrues at the “stroke of midnight”? The Court of Appeal has today provided guidance on this issue in Matthews v Sedman  EWCA Civ 475. Clare Dixon and Nicholas Broomfield acted for the successful defendants. Helen Evans analyses the Court of Appeal’s decision.
What happens to liquidated damages when a contract is terminated? Does the clause apply? If so, is the employer entitled to payment up until the point of termination, or beyond? These questions were addressed by the Court of Appeal in today’s decision in Triple Point Technology v. PTT. Neil Hext QC considers the implications of the judgment.
Hugh Evans argues that costs should play a more significant role in the valuation of lost litigation, particularly in weaker claims, and the impact of the old and new CFA and ATE regimes makes a substantial difference to the value of such claims.
Supreme Court decision in Cameron v Liverpool Victoria Insurance Co Ltd: all change on suing unnamed defendants and alternative/substituted service.
Helen Evans and Simon Teasdale of 4 New Square examine yesterday’s Supreme Court judgment in Perry v Raleys  UKSC 5 and explain what light it sheds on the proper approach to the trial of “lost litigation” claims. Is the law more defendant friendly as a result of the Supreme Court’s judgment?