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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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Grupo Torras ruling to decide on Caymans’ link with UK law

A Privy Council hearing next month in the Grupo Torras case – one of history’s longest fraud cases – could result in the UK’s overseas and Commonwealth territories gaining greater independence from UK parliamentary rule. The court will decide whether bankruptcy laws in the Cayman Islands – where the Grupo Torras case is being heard – which […]

The panel system as a defence tactic

Our front page story this week highlights an issue which goes to the heart of the debate on conflicts: client choice, or in this case, the lack of it. As our research shows, corporates or financial institutions which want to take on the UK’s major banks have precious little choice of legal advisers available to […]

13 Old Square takes on fourteen new tenants

The new chancery set 13 Old Square, headed by former political speechwriter John McDonnell QC, has hired 14 tenants. The list includes Edward Bartley-Jones QC, who will work part time from 13 Old Square while continuing to head the commercial and chancery departments of Exchange Chambers in Liverpool. Former Clyde & Co lawyer Adam Chichester-Clark […]

DLA hits DWS with mass raid on TMT group

DLA is set to deliver a devastating blow to Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) after securing over 40 lawyers from the firm’s flagship technology, media and telecommunications department. It is understood that 11 DWS partners, headed by Simon Levine and including sports law star Mark Gay, are defecting to DLA and are taking with them a […]

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