Category: Litigation

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High Court issues costs penalty for failure to resolve issues with ADR

This latest High Court case again demonstrates the pitfalls for litigants who unreasonably refuse to engage in Alternative Dispute Resolution such as mediation to resolve issues. Parties that fail to do so risk be punished by the court when it comes to costs.

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FCA’s Business Interruption Insurance Appeal to be heard at Supreme Court

A “leapfrog” appeal to the Supreme Court may be the quickest route to get legal clarity for all parties. It is is essential that you seek expert legal advice early in order to prepare your Business Interruption Insurance claim.

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High Court holds Ed Sheeran’s lawyers gave inadequate responses to Part 18 requests in copyright infringement case

The High Court has held that singer Ed Sheeran, ignored CPR Part 18 Requests for Information from Defendants in a copyright infringement case. The Court takes breaches of its rules seriously.

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German company commences High Court litigation over unpaid Letter of Credit

A Letter of Credit is an irrevocable written commitment by a Bank to make payment to a seller, in connection with the export of specific goods, against the presentation of specified documents identified in the Letter of Credit and relating to those goods. If you have a dispute about a documentary credit our expert UK lawyers can assist.

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High Court: Accountant’s report can be disclosed in litigation

For privilege to apply, there must be a lawyer (i.e. a solicitor or barrister) in the communication for legal advice privilege to apply. Legal advice privilege does NOT extend to other professionals such as accountants. Therefore, in disputes with HMRC for example, (potentially incriminating) communications with an accountant can be disclosed and are not privileged.

FCA bans sale of cryptocurrency derivatives to retail customers

Following its investigations, the FCA has published rules banning the sale of cryptocurrency investments to retail investors in the UK after concluding that they are ill-suited for such customers. The FCA estimates that retail consumers will save around £53m from the ban on these complex financial derivatives which commences in January 2021.

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Contempt of Court: Updated Part 81 of the Civil Procedure Rules

The third amendment to the Civil Procedure Rules 2020 will come into effect from 1 October 2020. Following a public consultation, extensive revisions were undertaken to condense the previous rules and to set out a uniform procedure. The new Part 81 reduces the number of rules from 38 to 10. Our specialist litigation lawyers can advise you in relation to any contempt of Court applications you may wish to issue or defend.

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FCA’s Business Interruption Insurance test case heading to the Supreme Court

Given the complexity of business interruption claims and the legal uncertainty surrounding their enforcement, it is is essential that you seek expert legal advice early in order to prepare your Business Interruption Insurance claim.

High Court holds Lloyds does not have to comply with repetitive subject access requests

The High Court has dismissed a claim against Lloyds Bank alleging the bank’s failure to respond to an individual’s data subject access requests (“DSAR”) following possession proceedings.

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Update on the Operation of the Disclosure Pilot Scheme

The DPS is intended to promote a wholesale change of culture in the approach to the disclosure process in civil litigation, with the hope that it will result in a more efficient and flexible disclosure process, tailored to the individual requirements of each case.