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MBS v Grant Thornton – The Court of Appeal upholds decision on scope of recoverable damages in professional negligence cases

MANCHESTER BUILDING SOCIETY v GRANT THORNTON UK LLP (2019) [2019] EWCA Civ 40 This important decision of the Court of Appeal sets out valuable guidance on the application of the ‘SAAMCO’ principle to professional negligence claims involving the provision of advice and/or…

BREAKING NEWS: Government seek to extend moratorium on the issue of Statutory Demands and Winding Up Petitions, prohibition on Termination Clauses and modification to eligibility for the new Moratorium procedure

There has been much speculation, but little certainty, as to whether the government intended to extend the provisions of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the 2020 Act). Today (24th September) the Government has laid before parliament regulations designed to extend…

Laura Hibberd considers the recent Court of Appeal judgment in Harrison v University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire Hospital NHS Trust

The long awaited decision in the case of Harrison v University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital NHS Trust [2017] EWCA Civ 792 has been released this week providing clarity to the issue of incurred costs at detailed assessment. Background The substantive claim…

“What’s done cannot be undone.” William Shakespeare, Macbeth

In Hassan Khan v Habib Khan (2020) CLCC, the Claimant issued a claim seeking a debt in the sum of £194,021.28 against the Defendant, his brother.  The Claimant alleged that he had loaned the Defendant money to purchase a property known as…

Can a personal injury claim be brought against an unknown driver?

William Dean reviews the recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Cameron v Hussain [2017] EWCA Civ 266 What can a claimant do if she is injured in a road traffic accident but she does not know the identity of…

Legg & Ors v Aviva [2016] EWCA Civ 97

The Court of Appeal has today handed down a judgment in the case of Legg & Ors v. Aviva [2016] EWCA Civ 97. The case concerned the scope and application of the rule relating to a party’s ability to secure an adverse…

The Weekly Roundup: The Frankie Howerd Edition

This week has brought a number of case management decisions which might lead those responding to claims to ask themselves whether they’ve entered The House In Nightmare Park. In Klifa v Slater [2022] EWHC 427 (QB) further guidance was given on the…

The Weekly Roundup: The Boris Karloff Edition

Did you know that Boris Karloff made over 200 films in the course of his distinguished career? Nearly as many films as the team at 1CL has done webinars. This week in preparation for Halloween the Weekly Roundup is an homage to…

Wood v TUI – Food poisoning in the Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal handed down judgment on 16th January 2017 in in Wood v TUI Travel PLC (2017) EWCA Civ 11, the first appellate authority on the liability of travel companies for gastric illness caused by alleged food poisoning.   The…

Meaningful sanctions and priority action

Ensuring the sanctions guidance is fit for purpose is just one of the many challenges that confront women at the Bar, writes Francesca O’Neill In January 2021, at a virtual meeting of the Bar Council, I raised an issue which has been…

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