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Rushbond Plc v The JS Design Partnership LLP [2021] EWCA Civ 1889

4 New Square’s Ben Elkington KC acted for the successful appellant in Rushbond Plc v The JS Design Partnership LLP [2021] EWCA Civ 1889, in which the Court…

Funding representative actions after Lloyd v Google

Lloyd v Google marks a seminal moment for representative actions. The ramifications for mass data breach claims have been widely discussed by practitioners. In this article,…

QOCS and setting off costs orders: the Supreme Court’s decision in Ho v Adelekun

The Supreme Court gave judgment today in the case of Ho v Adelekun [2021] UKSC 43. The judgment and other information about the case may be found…

The search for consistency in the law of professional negligence: Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton and Khan v Meadows in the Supreme Court

On 18 June 2021, the same seven-judge constitution of the Supreme Court handed down judgment in two appeals.  Both cases arose from acts of professional negligence,…

Matthew & Others v Sedman & Others [2021] UKSC 19

When Dinah Washington sang “What a difference a day makes” it seems unlikely that she had in mind the limitation period in an accountant’s negligence case….

The Test for Inducement in Contracts Prior to the Insurance Act 2015: Zurich Insurance PLC v Niramax Group Limited [2021] EWCA Civ 590

In Zurich Insurance PLC v Niramax Group Limited, dealing with a contract pre-dating the Insurance Act 2015, the Court of Appeal held that to establish inducement in…

Interim WFOs: recognition and enforcement in EU member states after Brexit

Enforcement of Worldwide Freezing Orders after Brexit: this article explores the profound changes to the regime for the recognition of English judgments and interim orders on…

Britain’s Greatest Building Project – Hadrian’s Wall

Sir Rupert Jackson’s talk to a group of judges on the evening of 20 April 2021. View talk here

Contractors’ Claims for Time and Money: the Consequences of Late Notification

Talk by Sir Rupert Jackson at the Astana International Financial Centre Court to Lawyers Practising In Central Asia On 1 April 2021. View talk here

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…



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