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Where’s the limit? A recent contrasting pair of lawyers’ liability cases on duty and limitation


A recent pair of lawyers’ liability cases have looked at the issue…

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What do we know about Law in Roman Britain?


A talk by Sir Rupert Jackson to the Northern Legal History Group…

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Is a Failure to Act on Climate Change a Crime against Humanity?

Introduction The International Criminal Court (ICC) was established to try those most responsible for the most serious crimes of concern to the international community, including…

Al Sadeq v Dechert [2024] EWCA Civ 28: Privilege and the Iniquity Exception

It’s been the law for a long time that legal privilege does not operate as a cloak for communications that themselves have been created to further…

ESG: experts and extractive industries

The High Court recently reiterated restrictions on the use of expert evidence, in the context of an ESG case concerning the extractive industries in Wambura &…

Professional Liability and Coverage Update: 2023 in review and a look ahead to 2024

Overview Many of the significant professional liability cases in 2023 dealt with the issue of just how far duties extend – and to whom they…

Wimbledon champion Simona Halep banned from tennis for four years for doping violation

In this article, Theo Barclay reviews the International Tennis Integrity Agency’s decision to suspend former champion Simona Halep for four years. 4 New Square’s Richard Liddell…

The Role of International Commercial Courts in Construction Disputes

A talk on the role of international commercial courts in construction disputes given by Sir Rupert Jackson to Melbourne University Law School on 8th December 2023….

Magomedov v TPG Group: Important clarification of the “good arguable case” test in freezing injunctions

In this article, 4 New Square’s Saaman Pourghadiri considers the recent case of Magomedov v TPG Group [2023] EWHC 3134, in which the High Court provided…

ClientEarth V Shell PLC: What lies ahead for the derivative claim procedure in ESG litigation?

1. The Court of Appeal has recently refused ClientEarth’s application for permission to appeal the decision in ClientEarth v Shell Plc [2023] EWHC 1897 (Ch) in…

High Court confirms shareholder’s right to inspect privileged documents and clarifies its scope   

In this article, 4 New Square’s Shail Patel and Ed Grigg consider the High Court’s recent decision in Various Claimants v G4S [2023] EWHC 2863 (Ch),…

ADGM Court of Appeal upholds English law as providing certainty and predictability

Lord David Hope, sitting as Chief Justice of the Abu Dhabi Global Market Court of Appeal, has given an important ruling which confirms the advantages of…

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Four Fundamentals of Limitation Periods in Contract and Tort Claims


By Carl Troman, Barrister and Mediator at 4 New Square Four key points…

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Stay of proceedings before serving a claim form


What should claimants do when limitation is about to expire? Noting…

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Why are there so many cases against lawyers for contempt of court?


There has been a spate of cases in the past couple of…

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