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Interrogatories – questions and answers time

Both legal practitioners and the general public alike are very much aware that litigation can be a time consuming and costly exercise, particularly in light of the lengthy delays for the hearing of trials and the subsequent length of time many trials run for. One particular tool favoured by the courts as a way to […]

No novation is not ideal

In M Hart Construction Ltd & Anor v Ideal Response Group Ltd [2018] the court refused to enforce two adjudicators’ decisions on the basis that there was no contract between the parties. There had not been an effective novation from an original contracting party.  The adjudicators therefore did not have jurisdiction to determine the disputes. Another […]

Trade associations call for company voluntary arrangement reforms

Reforms are needed to the current company voluntary arrangement (CVA) process, according to both R3 and the British Property Federation (BPF). R3 (the trade association for the UK’s insolvency, restructuring, advisory, and turnaround professionals) has published a research report recommending a number of reforms to improve the effectiveness and reputation of CVAs. These include: Capping […]

How the courts are interpreting long-term maintenance contracts

By Ian Yule The Private Finance Initiative (PFI) may be past its peak, but various cases have come to court in the past few years involving long-term maintenance contracts, including PFIs. Three cases in particular are worth noting. They have featured issues such as whether terms should be implied about co-operation, how good faith clauses […]

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Freshfields boosts Paris office with London heavyweight.

Freshfields is to boost its corporate practice in Paris by flying in a heavyweight from its London office. Gavin Darlington, the former head of the corporate department, is to move to Paris on 1 May. A spokeswoman for the firm says Darlington’s move is designed to underline the importance of continental Europe in developing the […]

Iron Trades reveals its mystery panel advisers

Berrymans Lace Mawer and Jacksons are the two firms appointed by Iron Trades to help narrow down its insurance panel. Last week The Lawyer revealed that the insurance giant had already cut down its 40-strong panel by half and was taking advice from two “mystery” firms. David Evans, senior partner at Berrymans’ Liverpool office, has […]

Apil launches personal injury law college

A new college of personal injury law is to be set up with the aim of improving the quality of public service and on-going training among personal injury lawyers. The college, to be launched on 5 May, is the latest move by a sector group to introduce quality controls in preparation for the Access to […]

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Thomas Stephen Burridge v Blighline (1999) QBD (Wright J) 26 March 1999 Plaintiff: Male, married, 38 years old at date of accident; 44 years old at date of trial. Incident: On 30 July 1994, the plaintiff, along with two colleagues, was moving a large display freezer at a supermarket. The freezer, weighing about one tonne, […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Stephan Herridge

What subject(s) did you fail at school? All the sciences. What was your first job? Washer up in the kitchens at Debenhams. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £9,500. What would you have done if you hadn’t been a lawyer? Senior washer up at Debenhams. What was your most satisfying professional moment? […]

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