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The overriding objective of the Civil Procedure Rules is that cases must be dealt with “justly and at proportionate cost”. Now costs cases are coming through thick and fast, what key principles and tips can we derive?
A contracting party always wants to protect itself against the breach of its counterparty. But two recent cases show that parties can shoot themselves in the foot if they complete a clause that amounts to an unenforceable penalty.
We now have the advocate-general’s opinion in the ‘Woolworths’ case.
Jackson, Denton, Mitchell… anyone involved with civil litigation over the last two years will have heard these names repeatedly and will be aware of their importance to compliance with the new rules.
While a headline glance at the Supreme Court’s judgment in this long-running case might give developers some encouragement a closer look reveals that the issues in play are not quite so straightforward.
It is often said that there is a thin line between madness and genius. That was demonstrated neatly by the tenant in the recent case of Hough v Greathall.
FCA to launch market study to assess competition in investment banking and corporate services download
On 19 February 2015, the FCA published its initial findings into potential competition concerns.
This checklist may assist in ensuring your organisation is ‘ShPL ready’.
Litigation privilege: what is it and how can you protect it? A checklist for directors and managers download
Claiming privilege over a document is a valuable right for a potential litigant, however litigation privilege can be lost or not even arise at all.
This briefing includes information on EIA thresholds, neighbourhood plans and third-party consultation.
The Court of Appeal has clarified how a party’s beneficial interest in a property in which she had lived with her partner should be assessed, and whether or not her interest took priority over the mortgagee’s.
The latest statistics for 2013/14 published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), pleasingly suggest that there is a downward trend in workplace fatalities and injuries.
The last few months have seen many announcements in relation to changes expected in the employment law arena.
Oral agreements are binding – but can give rise to problems.
The Waste (England and Wales) Regulations, which came into effect on 1 January 2015, apply not only to waste authorities and waste contractors, but also to businesses that produce waste.
Third-party consultee involvement and procedural steps to change following technical consultation download
Having already issued four reports detailing the outcome of its ‘Technical Consultation on Planning’, the Department for Communities and Local Government has outlined further changes that are to take effect.
New regulations coming into force on 26 February replace public contracts regulations of 2006.
New rules on company names download
The Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business Names (Sensitive Words and Expressions) Regulations 2014 (the Regulations) came into force on 31 January 2015.
A new set of accounting standards came into force in the UK on 1 January 2015, replacing all existing accounting standards.
The issue in Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation plc v Judge concerned a claim by an employer for delivery up of confidential information by a director upon termination of his appointment.