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Interrogatories – questions and answers time

Both legal practitioners and the general public alike are very much aware that litigation can be a time consuming and costly exercise, particularly in light of the lengthy delays for the hearing of trials and the subsequent length of time many trials run for. One particular tool favoured by the courts as a way to […]

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 […]

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SUE Stapely, head of the Law Society’s press and parliamentary unit, has stepped down from her post and will leave Chancery Lane in June. News of her departure follows soon after the resignation announcement of the society’s director of corporate and regional affairs, Andrew Lockley, who revealed last month that he would be taking up […]

Englishman's battle to untie hangman's knot

The horrors of death row are not usually part of maritime law. But Nabarro Nathanson’s shipping litigation partner George Brown is a man who juggles both in his work. As well as his normal practice, Brown takes up the legal cudgels for those in far corners of the Commonwealth where the hangman’s noose is still […]

Let's consult over the facts

COULD I correct a fact about my continuance in practice upon becoming president of Trinity College, Oxford, in autumn. I said, as is the case, that my practice would be (subject to receipt of instructions) essentially but not exclusively an advisory and consultative one. Whether that is good news or bad and for whom, is […]

Litigation Personal Injury 09/04/96

Brimacombe v Bristol & Weston Area Health Authority – QBD 25 March 199Claimant: Nicola Brimacombe, 8, suing through mother Anne Brimacombe Incident: Medical negligence Injuries: Claimant discharged from hospital after birth; re-admitted after history of vomiting and diarrhoea; underwent operation for insertion of catheter into left kidney; ultimately suffered cardiac arrest leading to cerebral palsy […]

District judges ready for Woolf

LORD Woolf’s impending civil justice reforms will swell the ranks of the district judiciary and lead to an “increasing recognition” of their work, according to their newly elected president. District judge Dick Greenslade, the new president of the Association of District Judges, has identified Lord Woolf’s plans for fast track litigation for claims under £10,000 […]

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