High Court Rules That Insurers May Not Limit Freedom Of Choice Of Solicitor
A recent High Court decision has given insured parties the right to choose their legal representative rather than be forced to accept a solicitor nominated by their insurer.
Proposed Clarification of Defamation Law
The Joint Committee has published its proposed amendments to the Government's draft Defamation Bill. The Joint Committee broadly welcomes the draft Bill and recommends additional provisions.
Recovery of Commercial Rent Arrears: Options for Landlords
In the current uncertain economic climate, it is hardly surprising that landlords of commercial premises increasingly find themselves faced with defaulting tenants. But what are the best practical approaches a landlord can take to recover unpaid sums due under a commercial lease?
Liabilities and Responsibilities of Online Marketplaces - L'Oreal v ebay
The European Court of Justice handed down judgment last month in respect of proceedings between L’Oréal and eBay
What You Need is a Good Holiday
Last year the Court of Appeal gave authoritative guidance on the appropriate measure of damages in compensation claims arising from ruined or sub-standard holidays . What are the ramifications if you invest (financially and emotionally) in a well earned holiday but return home feeling short-changed? Dispute resolution partner Clive Ince explains the current legal position
"The Time for Bringing “Credit Crunch” or Recession Related Claims is Running out"
....says Jonathan Haydn-Williams.
Abolition of Experts’ Immunity From Suit By The Supreme Court
The very recent case of Jones v Kaney  decided by the Supreme Court has abolished the long-standing immunity from suit that expert witnesses have enjoyed for hundreds of years.
International Commercial Arbitration in Barbados
An article by Jonathan Haydn-Williams in the journal of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
The Jackson Litigation Cost Reforms: The Winners and the Losers
On 29 March 2011 the government announced that Lord Justice Jackson’s civil costs reforms will be implemented in full which will give rise to a radical shake up of how civil litigation is funded. This note highlights some of the potential winners and losers following implementation.
Bribery Act 2010 - Implementation Date Announced and Guidance Published
On 30 March 2011 Kenneth Clarke, the Justice Secretary, announced that the Bribery Act 2010 will come into force on 1 July 2011.
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