Category: Civil Litigation

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COVID-19: Government’s non-statutory guidance on responsible contractual behaviour

The Government is strongly encouraging all individuals, businesses (including funders) and public authorities to act
responsibly and fairly in the national interest in performing and enforcing their contracts, to support the response to Covid-19 and to protect jobs and the economy.

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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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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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How will coronavirus (COVID-19) affect commercial contracts?

The global and unprecedented ramifications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have exposed many businesses to legal complications and difficulties with their commercial contacts. How will coronavirus affect the…

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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]…