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31 July 2019 SFO fail to secure individual criminal convictions following Deferred Prosecution Agreement

On 16 July 2019 the Serious Fraud Office released details of the Deferred Prosecution Agreement reached with Sarclad Ltd in July 2016.

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25 May 2018 When a claimant must accept the risk of his own actions

The Court of Appeal decision in Clay v TUI UK Ltd [link] considers where an intervening act is sufficient to break the chain of causation.

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21 March 2018 Killer self-drive vehicle negligence - a new claims era?

As news has emerged of the first reported case in the US involving a self-driving car killing a pedestrian, it is interesting to consider the future claims climate in its wake.

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15 February 2018 New Insurance Distribution Directive application deadline announced

EU ambassadors confirmed yesterday that new dates for the transposition and application deadlines for the Insurance Distribution Directive had been agreed following the European Commission’s proposal to delay them in 2017.

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5 May 2017 Is the fact enforcement would be a “complete nightmare” reason enough for security for costs?

The Royal Bank of Scotland is current embroiled in a £12billion class action brought by its former shareholders over the bank’s fundraising before its 2008 government bailout.

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22 February 2017 Security for costs: a shareholder’s indemnity does not provide protection

The case of Dunn Motor Traction LTD (C) v National Express LTD (D) [2017] EWHC 228 (Comm) QBD (Comm) has decided that an indemnity from the claimant’s shareholder (shareholder) does not give the same protection as after the event insurance (ATE) when deciding whether to grant an order for security of costs.

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13 December 2016 Interim injunction granted to enforce restrictive covenants

The court has granted an application for an interim injunction against the claimant’s former employee to enforce non-competition restrictive covenants and confidentiality clauses in his employment contract

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21 November 2016 When can the court imply a term in to a contract?

The Court of Appeal concluded that it was wrong in principle for a court to attempt to turn an incomplete oral contract into a binding contract by inserting additional terms which were not agreed by the parties at the outset.

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8 September 2016 Cross undertakings as to damages: guidance on the calculation of loss

A Defendant was awarded significant damages after demonstrating that he had suffered a loss following the court’s ruling that the Claimant had obtained freezing injunctions to which it was not entitled.

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26 July 2016 Claimant allowed to amend value of claim after limitation expired

The case of Glenluce Fishing Co Ltd (G) v Waterman Ltd (W) has shown the court allowing the claimant to amend the value of claim outside of limitation.

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