Landmark Decision on the Scope of Economic Duress in English Contract Law


Landmark Decision on the Scope of Economic Duress in English Contract Law

On 18 August 2021, the Supreme Court gave judgment in Pakistan International Airline Corporation v Times Travel (UK) Ltd [2021] UKSC 40, a decision in which it clarified, amongst other things,… Read more »

CategoryArticles, News Author James Bradford Date

Foreign Office travel advisory further update: service of an order enforcing an arbitral award against a sovereign state must be effected through the FCDO

Can a foreign state become subject to the enforcement jurisdiction of the English court without ever having been validly served a document required to be served for instituting proceedings? The… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author David Hopkins Date

Net Zero and the Rule of Law

We all now know what is needed in terms of greenhouse gas emissions reductions in order to avert the climate change catastrophe which we are currently seeing played out in… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Stephen Tromans QC Date

X v Kuoni Travel Limited

The Supreme Court (“the SC”), following guidance from the Court of Justice of the European Union (“the ECJ”), has answered some controversial questions about the Package Travel, etc., Regulations 1992… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Bernard Doherty Date

Updates and extension to the Disclosure Pilot

When it commenced on 1 January 2019 the Disclosure Pilot Scheme in the Business and Property Courts was initially planned to be a two-year scheme.  The second extension of the… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Nicholas Higgs Date

Rattle your sabre, but do not draw your sword

In civil litigation, the pre-action protocols encourage parties to exchange correspondence to, inter alia, understand each other’s position and try to settle the issues without proceedings. This is laudable –… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Joe-han Ho Date

To plead or not to plead: when to plead fundamental dishonesty?

Does a defendant need to formally raise an allegation of fundamental dishonesty (‘FD’) in its pleaded case to obtain a finding of FD at trial? Since the Court of Appeal… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Vaughan Jacob Date

Top Tips For Protecting Confidential Information And Trade Secrets In Motorsport (LawInSport)

For most businesses, protecting their confidential information is of the utmost importance. This is even more the case for those involved in the motorsports industry, where marginal gains are the… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author David Mitchell Date

Expedited at last: UNCITRAL’s streamlined procedural rules

On 19 September 2021, the UNICTRAL Arbitration Rules will be re-published to include, for the first time, provision for expediated arbitral proceedings: the Expedited Arbitration Rules (EAR).  The EAR will… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Hannah McCarthy Date

Issues in Unfair Prejudice Petitions: Establishing Prejudice

In this series of posts, Anna Lintner analyses key aspects of unfair prejudice petitions S.994 Companies Act 2006 (“CA 2006”) permits a shareholder to petition the Court for relief on… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Anna Lintner Date

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