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November 2019

New Judicial College Guidelines published

New Judicial College Guidelines published

The 15th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines for the assessment of damages in personal injury cases was published on the 26th November 2019, mo ...

Telecoms Law Update – The Right to Survey Clarified by the Court of Appeal

Telecoms Law Update – The Right to Survey Clarified by the Court of Appeal

The University of London –v- Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Limited Judgment has been handed down today by the Court of Appeal in the c ...

Service of Proceedings on a Solicitor

Service of Proceedings on a Solicitor

The recent case of Nangelenan v Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust [2001] has highlighted a very significant flaw in the acceptance of service by a nomina ...

Proliferation of applications for Code powers

Proliferation of applications for Code powers

Nearly two years ago, on 28 December 2017, the new Electronic Communications Code (“the Code”), set out in Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003, ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Negotiations and Settlement of a Dispute – Protecting Correspondence

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Negotiations and Settlement of a Dispute – Protecting Correspondence

The use of the phrases “subject to contract” and “without prejudice” are often used in negotiations. However, there is an important difference between ...

“Rather fail with honour than succeed by fraud”

“Rather fail with honour than succeed by fraud”

For committal applications to be made, is it essential that there be “proceedings”. This important question was considered by the Courts in Jet 2 Holi ...

ASPIC clarifies rules of the employment of Counsel

ASPIC clarifies rules of the employment of Counsel

In Daniel Graham v Enviroclean (Scotland) Limited [2019], the Court looks at whether a sanction should be granted for some items of work done by Couns ...

Court of Session decides when Defenders need to show their hand

Court of Session decides when Defenders need to show their hand

Following the judgement in B v Inverurie Skip Hire Ltd [2019], we look at whether delaying disclosure of evidence, in this case surveillance evidence, ...

Supreme Court settles the debate on who deals with Unidentified Driver cases

Supreme Court settles the debate on who deals with Unidentified Driver cases

Can a claim be brought against the unidentified driver of a vehicle following a road traffic accident? This questions was considered in the case of Ca ...

Court Fee Remissions

Court Fee Remissions

What impact could the recent increased in court fees have on the costs of personal injury claims? Recent increases in Court Fees have seen them rise t ...