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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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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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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.

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Business Banking Resolution Service Pilot Launches for SMEs: Is your business eligible to apply for redress?

The Business Banking Resolution Service (BBRS) is the latest independent organisation set up to offer alternative redress for businesses that have been victim to banking misconduct. On 1…

UK Supreme Court finds Daiwa Capital Markets in breach of its Duty and upholds $153 million Negligence Claim

The UK Supreme Court, in the much anticipated judgment in Singularis Holdings Ltd (the “Respondent”) v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd (the “Appellant”) [2019] UKSC 50, have unanimously…

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Shanks v Unilever [2019]: UK Supreme Court potentially opens floodgates for further intellectual property claims by inventors

The Supreme Court (Lord Kitchin, Lady Hale, Lord Reed, Lord Hodge and Lady Black sitting) this week have handed down the highly anticipated judgment in Shanks v Unilever…

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LEXLAW Raises Concerns with the FCA on its Implementation and Oversight of the IRHP Review & Redress Scheme

In June 2019, the FCA appointed Mr John Swift QC as an independent reviewer for the lessons learned review commissioned by the FCA’s board. The review of the…