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October 2018

Cost of Repair or Diminution?

Cost of Repair or Diminution?

A growing number of claimants are trying to use a recent appeal case to claim that repair costs are the appropriate measure of damage in cases where a ...

Lettings Agents beware : after criminal sanctions imposed

Lettings Agents beware : after criminal sanctions imposed

The licencing requirements impacting on houses in multiple occupation is a complicated affair, particularly as they are often subject to regional vari ...

Dreamvar – the selling agent's perspective

Dreamvar – the selling agent's perspective

The Dreamvar decision sent shock waves through the legal profession when non-negligent solicitors nevertheless found themselves exposed to victims of ...

Rental Sector – The Rising Tide of Regulation

Rental Sector – The Rising Tide of Regulation

Whilst the government would have us believe that this is an unregulated sector, any professional active in this space with tell you otherwise.  Despit ...

Supreme Court upholds decision to awards costs of  proceedings against non-party

Supreme Court upholds decision to awards costs of proceedings against non-party

In a landmark ruling on litigation costs, the Supreme Court confirmed in Moorview Developments Limited and Others v First Active plc and Others that I ...

Probability and loss of chance versus medical certainty!

Probability and loss of chance versus medical certainty!

In Carol Ann Armstrong (Executrix of the Estate of Peter Traynor) v Quest Laboratories Pte Ltd and Dr Tan Hong Wui [2018] SGHC 66, the Claimant's husb ...

Termination of Employment: Ambiguous Resignations

Termination of Employment: Ambiguous Resignations

An employee’s letter to an employer giving “one month’s notice” was not a letter of resignation.  

Disability Discrimination: Incompetent procedure was not discriminatory

Disability Discrimination: Incompetent procedure was not discriminatory

The Court of Appeal has held that an employer’s use of an “arcane and unwieldy” to process an application for ill-health retirement was not disability ...

Directors and Officers and Financial Institutions - Autumn 2018

Directors and Officers and Financial Institutions - Autumn 2018

DAC Beachcroft's D&O and FI newsletter features topical issues for our global clients and contacts INSIGHTS Senior managers must prepare for i ...

Senior managers must prepare for individual accountability

Senior managers must prepare for individual accountability

The Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will implement the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) ...