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Lord Justice Jackson gave a keynote speech at the Costs Law and Practice Conference on 30 September, making a number of comments on the progress of his reforms.
The Swiss court recently had to decide whether the parties were obligated to use the dispute adjudication board procedure prior to referring the dispute to arbitration.
A frequent question for pension lawyers is the extent to which trustees are required to give reasons for their decisions.
Because of a history of litigation between a landlord and its tenants, the landlord was justified in refusing to grant the tenants a new business lease.
In a recent case, it was the tenant of certain floors and the car park in an office building where it paid service charge calculated by deducting the annual expenditure from the gross annual expenditure.
The court has stated that a tenant’s refusal to co-operate with the covenants under her lease would be reason enough to allow her landlord to oppose her request for a new tenancy.
The case of Parkwood Leisure Ltd v Laing O’Rourke Wales and West Ltd raised the idea that deeds of warranty could be construed as construction contracts.
Ensuring your rates of liquidated damages are a ‘genuine pre-estimate of loss’ is no longer enough to ensure that they will not later be held to be a penalty.
The Pensions Regulator’s financial support direction case against various companies in the Lehman Brothers group has settled.
A recent case involving two Arcadia pension schemes shows the court allowing a switch from RPI to CPI, for both past and future service.
Non-Chinese contractors are regularly encountering contracts containing arbitration clauses providing for disputes to be determined by Chinese arbitration centres.
The High Court has handed down its first judgment addressing the question of what amounts to ‘serious harm’ in the context of the Defamation Act 2013.
The number of prosecutions that the HSE takes each year as a consequence of injuries caused by inadequate guarding remains astonishing.
The government has recently announced that it will remove the £5,000 upper limit on fines imposed in the magistrates’ courts.
The list of ‘insolvency events’ suffered by an employer that are required in order to qualify a scheme for PPF entry does not include events occurring outside the UK.
HMRC has finally confirmed that the surrender of a lease subject to tenancies can constitute a ‘transfer of a going concern’ with the result that no VAT is payable.
The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) has recently confirmed that the new LCIA Arbitration Rules have been formally adopted by the LCIA court.
In the ongoing battle against the burden of ‘empty property rates’, a further blow has been dealt to landlords in a recent court case.
The implications of the Google ruling will be relevant to all types of business — including real-estate businesses.
On the evening of 30 June 2014 (nearly a week after the incident and having been found guilty of a deliberate bite on Chiellini), Suarez issued an apology.