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Top tips for litigation: ThinkHouse foundations

Understanding what you need to do when faced with the prospect of litigation is essential for in-house counsel. In this webinar Ana Lelliott provides her top tips for dealing with commercial disputes, discusses when to litigate or consider alternative options and provides a quick refresher on privilege and without prejudice.

Ontario Court of Appeal confirms: No cap on Family Law Act damages in Ontario

In Moore v 7595611 Canada Corp, the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed that there is no maximum cap for loss of care, guidance and companionship damages under the Family Law Act in Ontario. Family members (spouse, children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, or siblings) of an injured or deceased person can seek these damages in a tort claim where the injury or death occurred due to the fault or negligence of another person.

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Freshfields targets boutique in rare Paris lateral

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has lured in a new litigation partner in its Paris office, targeting a boutique that has also suffered recent defections to another international firm. Freshfields has hired Christophe Seraglini, the name partner of French boutique Betto Seraglini. The hire deals a blow to the local firm, which has recently been hit by two […]

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Clydes secures victory for Dentons in legal privilege case

Dentons has successfully defended an appeal brought against it by a group of investors, after the latter demanded to see documents protected by legal advice privilege. The case was brought against Dentons by investors Lee Victor Addlesee and others, claiming they lost over €6.5m due to an allegedly fraudulent investment scheme operated by Cypriot company […]

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