For commercial disputes there is a perception that litigation insurance is only for claimants – and not for insuring defendants. In this article we get under the skin of why that perception exists with commercial litigators.
If the accusation is this is just another example (albeit on a grander scale) of insurers wriggling out of their contractual obligations, then in the court of public opinion, they are guilty as charged. There is, however, a defence to be made in support of the position they took.
A few years ago Jessie J sang about ‘shades on your eyes’ and ‘ba–bling ba-bling’ in her song ‘Price Tag’ but, for commercial dispute resolution disbursement funding, is it also all about the price tag?
Unless you’ve been on Mars this year, you no doubt will have heard a great deal about Johnny Depp’s libel claim against The Sun newspaper. On the 2nd November Nicol J gave judgment following a trial heard over a total of about 23 sitting days this summer.
Update on the FCA’s Business Interruption Insurance Test Case It is perhaps perversely ironic that, during this second lockdown period we’re currently enduring, the Supreme Court (at the time of writing) has begun its second day of hearing the appeal against the High Court’s Judgment on the FCA’s business interruption test case given on 15/09/20. […]
This report sets out our Lex Mundi member firms’ insights and predictions for 2021 in respect of mergers and acquisitions, including key concerns facing private company M&A practitioners, deal activity by market segment and sector, in their respective jurisdictions.
In this employee ownership Q&A series, we will be talking to former business owners about their experience of converting to employee-owned businesses, and what this has meant for workers, their mission, and their impact in their local community.
Following the controversial consultation exercise that ran in early 2021 the Permitted Development right authorising conversions from uses falling within Use Class E to residential uses has now been added to the statute books.
In this series of sessions we look at the importance of connectivity in the context of new developments and touch on some of the key issues that social housing providers need to consider.
The competition law investigation into approximately 40 construction companies could prevent large providers from taking on future public contracts.
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