Wasted costs and hopeless jurisdiction claims

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Wasted costs and hopeless jurisdiction claims


Today in the High Court in London Mr Justice Cavanagh dismissed a solicitor’s renewed application for permission to appeal against a wasted costs order made against them in the case… Read more »

CategoryArticles, News Author Michael McParland QC Date

Expert witnesses and conflicts of interest


Hot on the heels of the Supreme Court’s recent judgment in Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd [2020] UKSC 48 on bias and impartiality, the Court of Appeal (on… Read more »

CategoryArticles, News Author Edwin Glasgow CBE QC, Paul Darling OBE QC, David Brynmor Thomas QC, David Bateson *, Vivek Kapoor, Karishma Vora, Ruth Keating Date

Discussion Paper: Modernising The Mental Health Act


This discussion paper, from Neil Allen, outlines and comments upon the key elements of the White Paper published on 13 January 2021 proposing reforms to the Mental Health Act 1983…. Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Neil Allen Date

Why not be less shy in the use of Worldwide Freezing Injunctions?


Freezing injunctions can be of huge tactical benefit in banking and private equity disputes and in preventing fraudulent parties from disposing assets. In this article for Legal Era, Karishma Vora… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Karishma Vora Date

David Sawtell writes in the December edition of the Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law about mortgages and receivers


Given the restrictions on the recovery of secured debts as a result of Covid-19, more and more are turning to alternative remedies when debtors default on their obligations. David Sawtell… Read more »

CategoryArticles, News Author David Sawtell Date

The Environmental Bill 2020


An Environment Bill (the “Bill”) was introduced in October 2019, before the December election, to replace EU-based environment law. The Bill’s progress has been halted, first by the general election… Read more »

CategoryArticles, News Author Stephen Tromans QC, Richard Wald QC, Ruth Keating, Gethin Thomas Date

Equal treatment for Elite Girls’ Football: 2nd Half


As the second Covid lockdown got underway in England supporters of women’s football were treated to the disturbing sight of the elite women’s and girls’ training squads being closed down… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Richard Harwood OBE QC Date

Halliburton Company (Appellant) v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd (Formerly known as Ace Bermuda Insurance Ltd) (Respondent)


Introduction On 27 November 2020, the UK Supreme Court handed down judgment in Halliburton Company (Appellant) v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd (formerly known as Ace Bermuda Insurance Ltd) (Respondent) [2020]… Read more »

CategoryArticles, News Author Ruth Keating Date

Five Measures to Protect Athlete Human Rights (Sport Resolutions Newsletter November 2020)


The International Olympic Committee (IOC) called the execution of Iranian wrestler Navid Afkair, “very sad news” and said their thoughts were with his family and friends. Amnesty International were stronger,… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Alexis Hearnden, Ian Brownhill Date

UK/EU tax and customs negotiations: where are we now? (Timothy Lyons QC writes for Tax Journal)


The UK draft agreement with the EU envisages a free trade agreement and some additional agreements. The EU draft agreement contains broader provisions establishing a new partnership. The EU provisions… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Timothy Lyons QC BL Advocaat/Avocat, Brussels Bar Date

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