Category: Court of Appeal

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Court of Appeal assesses swap mis-selling complaint under FCA DISP

The Court of Appeal recently analysed a swap mis-selling complaint submitted by the Claimant under the FCA Dispute Resolution scheme (“DISP”), which complaint would stop time running for the purposes of a making a complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service (“FOS”).

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Court of Appeal holds negligent surveyor liable for house’s full diminution of value

In Large v. Hart, the Court of Appeal held a negligent surveyor liable for a house’s full diminution of value as a result of his failure to draw the purchasers’ attention to the property’s defects prior to completion.

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Damages Based Agreements: Permission to appeal to Supreme Court refused in landmark DBAs case

In Shaista Zuberi v Lexlaw Limited [2021] EWCA Civ 16, the Court of Appeal has refused the appellant permission to appeal to the Supreme Court. This is a welcome and important judgment for lawyers and clients equally as it provides some much needed judicial clarity on the effect of termination in respect of DBAs in litigation matters

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Case Study: Mis-sold bridging loan to obtain bankruptcy annulment

You can apply to annul your bankruptcy on the basis that all of your debts and expenses have been repaid in full or to the satisfaction of the Court. Third parties such as claims management companies commonly assist bankrupts in obtaining a bridging loan or other short term finance. Due to the nature of these complex, high interest rate loans, you should seek legal advice in relation to the same, which loans are commonly mis-sold and can result in the individual finding themselves in further financial difficulty e.g. facing possession.

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Expert Witnesses: Guidance on giving remote evidence

There are, as a result of coronavirus restrictions, bound to be many more remote and virtual hearings as courts, tribunals and other forms of dispute resolution adapt to appropriate new ways of working. The guidance sets out the best ways to prepare for hearings proceeding remotely.

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Bridging Loans: When are interest rates & charges unfair?

Bridging loans are a complex subject matter and which most generalist lawyers simply won’t be familiar with or understand to a level adequate enough to be able to recognise and formulate a mis-selling claim. Our financial services litigation team will ensure your bridging finance mis-selling claim achieves the best possible result in terms of putting you back in the position your business would have been in but for the mis-sold short term loan.

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The Cost of an Unreasonable Refusal to Mediate

All solicitors have a duty to advise their clients about alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including mediation. Along with the ADR requirements in the pre-action protocols, the CPR and court schemes, overall, mediation is an option that must be considered by parties both before and during litigation (and a failure to do so can lead to costs penalties).

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Norwich Pharmacal Relief: Non-party disclosure sought from Bank

The Court of Appeal considered the rules regarding Norwich Pharmacal applications for non-party disclosure and the costs of the same. The decision concerning Natwest bank and a limited company, provides helpful guidance to parties when making applications for third party disclosure and understanding the importance of pre-action correspondence which will impact any order for costs.