In a landmark decision handed down on 15 July 2020, the Supreme Court significantly narrowed the scope of the so-called rule against the recovery of reflective loss.
The Privy Council has considered the basic principles on which damages are awarded for breach of contract and distilled five points of general application in Global Water Associated Limited v Attorney General of the British Virgin Islands  UKPC 18.
HMRC has successfully defended substantial corporation tax assessments on oil royalties in Royal Bank of Canada v HMRC  UKFTT 267 (TC), an important decision by the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) on the construction of article 6 of the UK / Canada double tax treaty (immovable property) and the scope of the UK’s ring fence corporation tax regime.
Commercial Court upholds order enforcing arbitration award against public policy challenge under s 103(3) Arbitration Act 1996: Alexander Brothers Ltd v Alstom Transport SA and Anr  EWHC 1584 (Comm). The Defendants applied to set aside an order enforcing a Swiss-seated ICC arbitration award in favour of the Claimant on the public policy ground. The […]
Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Limited v Visa; Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Limited v MasterCard  UK SC 24 (on appeal from the Court of Appeal  EWCA Civ 1536)
Andrew Rayment and Charlotte Smith (both Employment) presented a live Q&A webinar discussion on ‘Employee engagement and future HR trends’. Walker Morris employment lawyers were joined by Lisa Rowlinson-Brown, People Director at Symington’s, Steve Joyce, HR Director at Airedale International Air Conditioning and Catherine de la Poer, Leadership Developer at Halcyon Coaching.
The business supplies sector has had to move swiftly and decisively during the Coronavirus pandemic to meet the changing demands of customers.
In the same week as the EU stimulus package was agreed, the Irish Government has announced a series of measures to support the Irish economy, assist business and promote employment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
There has rightly been increasing emphasis since the Mid Staffs inquiry and other high media profile investigations, such as Hillsborough, on the responsibility of public bodies to be open and candid in all of their dealings with the Coroner.
On 28 July 2020 Foxton J handed down judgment in this important case concerning the effect of “subjects” in commercial negotiations, which contains a number of significant points of interest to those negotiating contracts, particularly in the charter market.
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Five funds and corporate lawyers have joined K&L Gates’ Hong Kong office as Orrick’s Hong Kong base shuts its doors. The team moving to K&L Gates is led by Orrick Hong Kong funds partners Sook Young Yeu and Scott Peterman. Of counsel William Ho has also joined K&L Gates as a partner, along with two […]
Brodies has recorded its tenth consecutive year of growth, with a 7 per cent revenue increase. Over 2019/20, the firm’s revenue rose from £76.9m to £82m while profits before partner distributions were £38.5m, up from £37.4m the previous year (3 per cent growth). Cash balances also increased from £21m to £25m. Average profit per equity […]
Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has been rebuked and fined by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The regulator investigated after WBD self-reported. A corporate client asked WBD to hold funds for it in the firm’s accounts. The client requested that these funds were held on behalf of the client’s client – who was not associated with WBD. […]
A High Court judge, giving his verdict in the latest spat between mining company Vale and BSG Resources, has criticised litigants and their advisers for adopting a “needlessly antagonistic” stance in disputes. Master Davison made the comments after dismissing an application made by former BSG director Dag Lars Cramer against a Part 71 Order requested […]
Slaughter and May has scoped out Goldman Sachs’ former European HQ as an option for its London relocation. The Lawyer understands that with its current lease expiring in 2026, the firm has looked at Peterborough Court on Fleet Street as a potential new HQ. Slaughters has occupied the entire 260,000 sq ft of its 1 […]
Clifford Chance, Ashurst, DLA Piper and Dentons are among the firms that have secured a place on The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)’s latest £8.6m legal panel. The new, expanded panel is made up of 15 firms, with new appointments including Clyde & Co, Pinsent Masons and Mills & Reeve. Whereas previously the FCA had separate […]