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New Code offers product recall guidance

New Code offers product recall guidance

Product recall principles set out in new Code The first government-backed Code of Practice for product recall in the UK has been launched by the new O ...

Allocation of Risk and Fitness Purpose revisited by the Supreme Court

Allocation of Risk and Fitness Purpose revisited by the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has recently considered whether the employer or contractor under a design and build contract had assumed the risk for defects in the ...

Whether claims co-operation clauses were conditions precedent to liability under an ATE insurance policy

Whether claims co-operation clauses were conditions precedent to liability under an ATE insurance policy

Summary This recent Commercial Court decision revisits the interpretation of conditions precedent in insurance policies.It also explores the nature of ...

To mediate or not:  A costly question

To mediate or not: A costly question

In Thakkar v Patel (2017), the Claimants failed to beat the Defendants' settlement offer, yet recovered 75% of their costs. Is this fair? The Defendan ...

Product safety in the UK – an overview

Product safety in the UK – an overview

Businesses whose products are sold in the United Kingdom need to know what happens if they suspect that their product might be unsafe.  The UK's regul ...

Allocation of Risk and Fitness Purpose: MT Højgaard A/S v Eon Climate and Renewables UK Robin Rigg East Limited

Allocation of Risk and Fitness Purpose: MT Højgaard A/S v Eon Climate and Renewables UK Robin Rigg East Limited

The Court of Appeal last year had to consider whether the employer or contractor under a design and build contract had assumed the risk for defects in ...