Litigation Personal Injury 26/03/96

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Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 26/03/96

William Valpy Knox, 47, admitted 1977, practised as William Knox, St Albans, struck off and ordered to pay £1,448 costs. Allegations substantiated he failed to respond or alternatively failed to respond with reasonable expedition to correspondence from Solicitors Complaints Bureau, was guilty of unreasonable delay in dealing with client affairs, failed to observe terms of […]

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Swap options appeal

The House of Lords has given leave for an appeal direct from the High Court in Bankers Trust International v RCS Editori Spa. The case centres on a dispute over 1992 ‘swap options’ between the parties. The Law Lords are to be asked to probe jurisdictional points and the impact of Article 17 of the […]

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