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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 […]

Pimlico Plumbers – contract matters and the ‘gig’ economy

By Alex Mellis The ‘gig’ economy cases, scattered throughout the different tiers of varying jurisdictions of courts and tribunals, excite much interest when the latest decision is published and flashed across the media. The recent decision of the Supreme Court in Pimlico Plumbers & Anor v Smith, handed down on 13 June 2018, will be no […]

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Writ issued to judge, firm and high profile lawyer

A JUDGE is being sued in the High Court over legal advice which he gave while he was practising as a barrister. Judge Peter Clark, who sits on the Employment Appeals Tribunal, is one of three defendants named in a writ which was issued at the High Court by City firm Waterson Hicks. High-profile employment […]

Litigation Writs 23/01/96

A woman injured in a road accident has issued a writ claiming damages from Judge Peter Clark, of Devereux Court, London WC2, Denise Kingsmill, of 5 Chancery Lane, London WC2, and solicitors DJ Freeman & Co, of Fetter Lane, London EC4. Victoria Griffen alleges breach of contract, breach of duty, and negligence in the giving […]

Barrister calls for offshore regulation

Money laundering and financial misdemeanor is thriving because of a failure to properly regulate the offshore tax advice sector, according to a leading London consultant. Barry Spencer, barrister and co-founder of the international SCF Group, is calling for a regulatory framework along the lines of the Law Society and Bar Council codes of conduct. “The […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 23/01/96

Directions where action transferred from High Court Tarry v Humberclyde Finance and KF Kirby (Harboro) (Third Party) and JI Case (Europe) (Fourth Party) (1996). CA (Sir Thomas Bingham MR, Waite LJ and Otton LJ) 12/1/96. Summary: Automatic directions in the county court do not apply to an action which was commenced in the High Court […]

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