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The Doctrine of Legal Precedent: When is a Court decision binding?

The doctrine of precedent is one of the most important features of the law of England and Wales. It is important to understand in litigation when and if a past court decision is binding on subsequent courts. It can mean the difference between winning and losing a case.

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Urgent Injunctions: Can I apply to the court for a freezing order during Covid-19?

During the lockdown, many businesses have moved to online and remote working. Action Fraud reports daily on coronavirus-linked fraudulent activity including phishing and online hacking scams. As companies continue to suffer financially, now more than ever, parties require the assistance of the court should an urgent injunction be necessary.

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Litigation: Can Recorded Conversations be used as evidence in Court?

Modern technology has allowed anyone to be able to record a conversation very easily. However recording a conversation without the participants knowledge could be considered a breach of…

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Statement by LEXLAW re Coronavirus (COVID-19): HMRC’s Failure to Process NHS Uniformed Workers Claims for Laundering Uniforms

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): HMRC’S FAILURE TO PROCESS NHS UNIFORMED WORKERS CLAIMS FOR LAUNDERING UNIFORMS LONDON, UK – The HMRC Director General for Customer Services has taken and continues to…

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Can coronavirus excuse non-performance? How will COVID-19 affect force majeure clauses and breach of contract litigation?

The recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has closed schools, cancelled major sporting events, suspended the Premier League, and forced many institutions to close or recommend employees stay at…

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Court of Appeal: Indemnity costs order for “speculative” claims are not constrained by approved costs budget

In Lejonvarn v Burgess and Burgess [2020] EWCA Civ 114, the Court of Appeal have confirmed that the High Court was wrong not to punish the claimants who pursued…

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Is an email confidential if I copy in a lawyer? Court of Appeal clarifies the scope of legal advice privilege

The Court of Appeal handed down a significant decision on 28 January 2020 in Civil Aviation Authority v R (on behalf of the application of Jet2.com Ltd) [2020]…

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A Warning to Lawyers in Professional Negligence Claims: Solicitors owe a duty to warn clients of risks

A solicitor is not under a general duty to warn clients about risks relating to matters which fall outside the scope of the client retainer; a potential professional negligence claim exists where there is a failure to warn as to risks which are material to the retainer.