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Wall v Mutuelle de Poitiers Assurances

Having worked together on a number of cases involving foreign expert evidence on quantum, and out of frustration having both come close to pulling the precious-little remaining hair from our respective sparse heads, we decided to commit our moaning to paper and inflict it upon you all. True, Wall v Mutuelle has some vintage now,


Employer’s Liability: Back to Basics

In yesterday’s weekly webinar, Ben Hicks and Andrew Spencer provided an overview of the basic principles and commonly-encountered issues with regard to employer’s liability. If you missed it, you can view the webinar here. Ben and Andrew will be following this with a second webinar in June which will look at employer’s liability in relation


The first draft of the much anticipated Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill, which we have written about previously from the perspective of the UK High Street, has been published and it is expected to be passed in early June. The Bill contains wide ranging changes to the insolvency landscape in the face of the COVID-19


This is the next of our 1CL Weekly Webinar series – The Future of the Travel Industry: Risk and Responsibility Sarah Prager and Richard Collier take a look at the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the measures taken in response to it in the travel industry. They consider the litigation likely to flow from


This case update from our Property, Chancery & Commercial team looks at the issues raised in the recent cases of Dhillion v Barclays Bank, Peter Singh Sangha v Amicus Finance, O v O and Others, and Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent. When will the court refuse to grant rectification of the Land Register for mistake? In Dhillion v Barclays


In Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Ltd [2020] UKSC 18 (6 May 2020) the Supreme Court turned its attention to a staple covenant of long leases in blocks of flats, namely the covenant by which the landlord promises, at the behest of the tenant, to enforce against another tenant some prohibition in that other tenant’s


Maurice Rifat successfully resists an injunction application to prevent a burial. In O -v- O & others Mr Justice Fancourt on 12th May 2020 refused to grant an interim injunction to prevent the burial of the parties’ mother in London in order for her body to be taken to Nigeria for burial in accordance with


The Importance of Finality

This judgment of Mr Justice Zacaroli in Peter Singh Sangha v Amicus Finance Plc (In Administration) [2020] EWHC 1074 (Ch) is a helpful reminder of the importance of finality and that a party will rarely be allowed to subsequently rely on points which could and should have been relied upon initially. The matter arose from


In Dhillon v Barclays Bank plc [2020] EWCA Civ 619, Mrs Dhillon sought rectification of the Land Register to remove a charge granted following a fraudulent transfer. The property was now worth over a million-pounds. The sum secured by the charge was over £600,000. The case was unusual as there had been an escheat of


We are very pleased to announce that Andrew Spencer has been appointed by the LCJ to be a Deputy District Judge on the South Eastern circuit.


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