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Top tips for litigation: ThinkHouse foundations

Understanding what you need to do when faced with the prospect of litigation is essential for in-house counsel. In this webinar Ana Lelliott provides her top tips for dealing with commercial disputes, discusses when to litigate or consider alternative options and provides a quick refresher on privilege and without prejudice.

Ontario Court of Appeal confirms: No cap on Family Law Act damages in Ontario

In Moore v 7595611 Canada Corp, the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed that there is no maximum cap for loss of care, guidance and companionship damages under the Family Law Act in Ontario. Family members (spouse, children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, or siblings) of an injured or deceased person can seek these damages in a tort claim where the injury or death occurred due to the fault or negligence of another person.


Peter Clough

Fuller figures

The scope of work on which forensic accountants are instructed is widening as the profession feels the effects of increased regulation Are forensic accountants becoming a more common feature of the litigation landscape? Peter Clough, head of litigation, Osborne Clarke: They are, but it’s important to recognise that this is due in part to the […]

You’re not the be all and end all

Law firm leaders need to look beyond their own egos to generate healthy cultures ”Oh my crikey” was my first thought when I read the jaw-dropping resignation ­letter of Goldman Sachs executive ­director Greg Smith in The New York Times. Perhaps more colourful words went through the head of Goldman’s general counsel as the letter […]

Scottish private client firm Turcan Connell launches Glasgow base

Scottish law firm Turcan Connell is set to expand into the west of Scotland with the opening of a new office in Glasgow. The private client specialist, which already has offices in Edinburgh, London, Guernsey and Geneva, has revealed that it is in advanced negotiations to sign a lease on a site close to George […]

Steppe back in time

Déjà vu for Chadbourne in Russia as lawyers defect to Dechert They say lightning never strikes twice, but when it comes to law firm raids this is rarely the case. Dechert’s scoop of Chadbourne & Parke’s Almaty energy team is a stark reminder of the firms’ ’Battle of Moscow’, when Dechert tried to poach a […]

Judgment Call: 23 April 2012

(1) Enercon GmbH and (2) Wobben Properties GmbH v Enercon (India) Ltd (2012) EWHC 689 (Comm). Commercial Court (QBD (Comm)). Eder J. Arbitration (1) Enercon GmbH and (2) Wobben Properties GmbH v Enercon (India) Ltd (2012) EWHC 689 (Comm). Commercial Court (QBD (Comm)). Eder J. 23 March 2012 The English court declined to determine whether […]

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