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Fixed costs: The impact of contributory negligence on trial advocacy fees

CPR 45.29C sets out the amount of fixed costs payable in Fast Track claims where a claim no longer continues under the RTA Protocol. Where a claim is disposed of at trial, costs of £2,655.00 are payable, alongside 20% of the damages agreed or awarded and the relevant trial advocacy fee. The protocol for EL/PL […]

Captive board meetings in the time of Covid

In extraordinary times such as the present Covid-19 pandemic, the importance of a captive insurance company focusing on fundamentals like the proper calling, conduct and recording of board meetings cannot be overstated.

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Playing away

It was bonkers, like Willy Wonka’s place, last Monday night (29 November). Linklaters’ communications, media and technology (CMT) team kicked off the party season proper with a champagne reception at Hamleys on Regent Street. The staff shut up shop at 8pm, leaving the Linklaters guests free to wander the store at their leisure and get in some […]

Hallmark IP wins ex-Olswang trademark star

Hallmark IP has recruited Olswang’s former head of trademark filing and prosecution, Vivienne Coleman, as the first step on its road to becoming a multidisciplinary IP practice. Coleman left Olswang in August following a restructuring of the IP group, which also saw patent attorney Stephen Carter rejoin Mewburn Ellis. Coleman joins former KLegal founding partner […]

Hill Dickinson posts 34 per cent hike in turnover

Hill Dickinson has recorded a 34 per cent hike in turnover for the first six months of the 2004-2005 financial year. The firm reported a six-month income of £22m, up from £14.5m for the same period in 2003-2004. Last year’s full-year turnover was £40.1m, with average profits per equity partner of £221,000. The figures mark […]

A reel awards ceremony

The awards season got off to a flying start last week with the great and the good flocking to the glitziest, glammest event of the year. Yes, the British Independent Film Awards were held at London’s Hammersmith Palais on Tuesday (30 November). Tulkinghorn was kindly invited down by outgoing Osborne Clarke film finance legend Phil […]

Wachtell secures major victory for Silverstein in World Trade Centre litigation

Lawyers for World Trade Centre leaseholder Larry Silverstein have secured a major victory over insurers after a jury ruled that the September 11 attacks constituted two separate occurrences for insurance purposes. As reported yesterday by the New York Lawyer, (7 December), the verdict in this, the second insurance trial, will see Silverstein and the site’s […]

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