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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…

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ESG: experts and extractive industries


The High Court recently reiterated restrictions on the use of expert evidence,…

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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…

Fraud, Concealment, No Mistake: A Rational Rethinking of Section 32 of the Limitation Act 1980

On 15 November 2023, the Supreme Court delivered its long-awaited judgment in Canada Square Operations Ltd v Potter [2023] UKSC 41 on the correct approach to…

Counterfactuals, concealment and contributory negligence: what the latest instalment in the Primeo litigation has to tell us about loss and limitation

On 15 November 2023, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (“the Privy Council”) handed down judgment in the second part of the appeal by Primeo…

Aristotle’s Theory of Justice

A talk by Sir Rupert Jackson given to the Middle Temple Philosophy Group on Thursday 9th November. View Talk Here

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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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