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Mark Nieman v Withers LLP [2022] EWHC 2237 (QB)


Mark Nieman v Withers LLP [2022] EWHC 2237 was a professional liability…

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Construction Arbitration in the New Age


Talk by Sir Rupert Jackson at the Society of Construction Law Astra…

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Disqualification undertakings and second chances—the correct approach to sections 8A and 17 of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (Ahmed v Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Industrial Strategy)

Restructuring & Insolvency analysis: The court held that a disqualified director’s rehabilitation from drug and alcohol addiction did not amount to ‘special circumstances’ for the purposes…

Zuberi v Lexlaw Limited: Damages Based Agreements in England and Wales – a new dawn?

George McDonald and Tim Chelmick discuss the Court of Appeal decision in Zuberi v Lexlaw Limited which has made damages-based agreements in England and Wales far…

Professional liability update: 2020 year in review

Overview The core issues considered in the most important professional negligence cases of 2020 cover five main themes, as follows: The practical consequences of…

Long Arms and Sharp Elbows: Jurisdiction from 1 January 2021

Following the EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement (“TCA”) and the laying before Parliament of the Civil, Criminal and Family Justice (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, the…

The Role of International Commercial Courts in Construction Disputes

A video lecture by Sir Rupert Jackson at Melbourne University Law School on 8 December 2020. please click here to download

Supreme Court rules that defence of illegality will not save negligent solicitors (Stoffel & Co v Grondona)

Melody Ihuoma contributes to an article by Halima Dikko of LexisNexis on Stoffel v Grodona. Please click here to read the article in full.

TAKING A CUT? Reflections on Belsner v Cam Legal Services Ltd

The latest case on solicitors deducting costs from damages in fixed costs cases is causing a stir, but Rob Marven KC and Ben Williams KC of…

Enka v. Chubb in the Supreme Court: Which Law is it Anyway?

Introduction Where the law governing a contract containing an arbitration agreement differs from the law of the nominated “seat” of the arbitration, which law –…

New Developments in Cost Budgeting

Ben Williams KC, Rob Marven kC and Benjie Fowler consider the changes to cost budgeting introduced in October 2020. Another year, another set of changes…

The liability of a litigation friend for costs: Glover v Barker in the Court of Appeal

On 21 August 2020 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Glover v Barker [2020] EWCA Civ 1112, overturning the decision of Morgan J. in Barker v Confiànce…

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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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TAKING A CUT? Reflections on Belsner v Cam Legal Services Ltd


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