Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles

March 2019

A workplace that reflects your community - Employment Webinar

A workplace that reflects your community - Employment Webinar

Research suggests that high performing workforces are diverse workforces. In this webinar we explore how employers can create a diverse workforce and ...

The Disclosure Pilot Scheme - implications for professional defendants

The Disclosure Pilot Scheme - implications for professional defendants

 On 1 January 2019, a two year disclosure pilot came into effect in the Business and Property Courts (B&PC) in England and Wales. It applies to ex ...

Burgess v Lejonvarn (round 3) - Professional not negligent in mates rate decision

Burgess v Lejonvarn (round 3) - Professional not negligent in mates rate decision

Professionals who provide professional services gratuitously and without a contract owe a duty of care in tort to act with reasonable care and skill i ...

Blockchain - are you engaged?

Blockchain - are you engaged?

Distributed ledger technology (“DLT”) is perhaps best known to date for its role in enabling the exchange of cryptocurrencies. However, its potential ...

FRC v Sports Direct International Plc ("Sports Direct"): the latest regulatory challenge on privilege

FRC v Sports Direct International Plc ("Sports Direct"): the latest regulatory challenge on privilege

In September last year, the FRC successfully obtained an order that an audit client disclose to the FRC privileged documents relevant to its investiga ...

Local Authorities not liable for collision at traffic light controlled junction

Local Authorities not liable for collision at traffic light controlled junction

In his recent judgment in Taylor v Gateshead Council and Newcastle City Council, His Honour Judge Freedman highlights the importance of driver awarene ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week - Will Brexit Affect Construction?

Real Estate Tip of the Week - Will Brexit Affect Construction?

With Brexit potentially approaching, building contractors carrying out works under existing contracts may experience disruption to their supply chain. ...

Unreasonable Conduct Costs on Small Claims Track

Unreasonable Conduct Costs on Small Claims Track

Small claims litigation can be seen by Claimant firms, and/or credit hire organisations ('CHO's'), as a very low risk way of putting the Defendant und ...

Are employees protected from dismissal in the first year of employment? – a word of caution to employers

Are employees protected from dismissal in the first year of employment? – a word of caution to employers

Dismissals during the probationary period are often considered to be safe because an employee will not have the requisite one year's service requireme ...

Procurement Challenges - The (indemnity) cost of not engaging sensibly around disclosure

Procurement Challenges - The (indemnity) cost of not engaging sensibly around disclosure

In a recent judgment relating to specific disclosure, the Court re-emphasised its expectations that: (a) Contracting Authorities in procurement cases ...