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The illegality defence in professional negligence claims – where are we now, post Stoffel? Stoffel & Co (Appellant) v Grondona (Respondent) [2020] UKSC 42

The illegality defence in professional negligence claims – where are we now, post Stoffel? Stoffel & Co (Appellant) v Grondona (Respondent) [2020] UKSC 42

In what circumstances should claimants partaking in illegal or immoral activity be permitted to seek damages from those exposed for other possible civ ...

Dealing with a vexatious litigant – a time to show restraint

Dealing with a vexatious litigant – a time to show restraint

A vexatious litigant who refuses to accept defeat may place both a financial and emotional burden on the person they are litigating against. In this a ...

Accountants: no duty of care or fiduciary duty owed where professional had not assumed duty and was clearly acting for other party

Accountants: no duty of care or fiduciary duty owed where professional had not assumed duty and was clearly acting for other party

Carmela de Sena (1) Meltor Developments Ltd (2) v Joseph Notaro (1) S Notaro Group Ltd (2) Bishop Fleming (a firm) (3) Davies & Partners (a firm) ...

The construction sector’s road to recovery will be sign-posted by the three “Rs”

The construction sector’s road to recovery will be sign-posted by the three “Rs”

The first tentative steps are now being taken to ease the lockdown restrictions imposed on the nation as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic and th ...

Notification of circumstances – clarification from the Court of Appeal  Euro Pools Plc v Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Plc [2019] EWCA Civ 808

Notification of circumstances – clarification from the Court of Appeal Euro Pools Plc v Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Plc [2019] EWCA Civ 808

The Court of Appeal has examined a notification of circumstances which “might reasonably be expected to produce a Claim” in its recent decision in Eur ...

Disclosure Pilot Scheme in the Business and Property Courts

Disclosure Pilot Scheme in the Business and Property Courts

To combat widespread concerns that the cost of disclosure remains disproportionately high, a radical reform of the procedural step of disclosure of do ...