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The increasing popularity of group litigation – and the risk for corporates. Andrew Wanambwa comments for International Bar Association
Press06 September 2021
Group litigation is on the rise, spurred on by the global nature of business and the introduction in some jurisdictions of legislation friendly to, for example, class action lawsuits. In-House Perspective considers what’s driving the trend and its implications for corporate risk, and, by extension, for in-house counsel.
Supreme Court dismisses Times Travel (UK) Ltd’s lawful act economic duress appeal (Pakistan International Airline Corporation v Times Travel (UK) Ltd): Tom Beard comments for Lexis Nexis
Press20 August 2021
The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled in favour of dismissing the appeal by Times Travel (UK) Ltd. The judgment sets out the essential elements on the doctrine of lawful act economic duress and what constitutes an illegitimate threat or pressure.
My supplier claims we made a deal over the phone but I disagree. Who’s right? Fraser McKeating writes for The Times
Press09 August 2021
One of my suppliers says we reached a deal but I don’t think we did. It was all done over the phone so I don’t have paper records. What can I do?
What can we do about a court judgment that arrived while our office was closed? Mark Lim writes for The Times
Press21 June 2021
We have just opened the post after two months away from the office to find a court judgment against us. It was filed by a supplier who is claiming that we owe them money. What can we do?
My relationship with a supplier is broken. Can I go straight to court? Rebecca Harries writes for The Times
Press04 June 2021
We’ve supported a supplier through Covid but they are now really letting us down. We have a dispute resolution clause in our contract but we’ve had some heated calls and the relationship is broken. Can I skip it and go straight to court?
What can we do about an EU customer charging us for Brexit delays? Rebecca Harries writes for The Times
Press05 May 2021
We make goods in the UK and are struggling with delivering our products to Europe on time because of additional costs and delays caused by Brexit. One of our overseas customers is threatening to impose financial penalties on us for the delay. What should we do?
Counsel to step up anti-piracy efforts after copyright win: Neil Parkes comments for Managing IP
Press12 March 2021
In-house lawyers in the music industry say two court rulings that ordered internet service providers to block access to stream-ripping websites will encourage them to target other services that have slipped through the net, and will add weight to their demands for legislative changes.
Fertile Ground for Potential Disputes - Dealing with Commercial Contracts During The Second Lockdown: Clive Greenwood writes for Caterer Licensee Hotelier News
Press25 November 2020
Clive Greenwood article for Caterer Licensee Hotelier News discusses the impact of a second English lockdown on supply chain commercial contracts in the hospitality sector.
Oliver Fairhurst comments for The Daily Mail and The Mirror: Meghan Markle's favourite make up artist wins legal battle against Aldi
Press19 August 2019
Oliver Fairhurst has commented in articles for The Daily Mail and The Mirror that discuss the news that Meghan Markle's favourite make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury has won a copyright battle after budget supermarket Aldi ripped off her cosmetic kit.
Michael Anderson comments for The Financial Times, The Law Society Gazette & Staffing Industry Analysts: ‘Victory for employers’ as Supreme Court rules in landmark competition case
Press03 July 2019
Michael Anderson has commented in an articles for The Financial Times, The Law Society Gazette and Staffing Industry Analysts. In all three articles he discusses the Supreme Court's decision to uphold a non-compete restriction today in the first employment competition case to have reached the court and its predecessor in over a century.
Mark Lim writes for Accountancy Age: Insolvency of LLPs – liability and risk for partners
Press07 June 2019
In an article for Accountancy Age, Mark Lim outlines what partners need to know in the event of an LLP’s insolvency.
Toni Lorenzo, Michael Anderson and David Samuels write for People Management: Mitigating the impact of an unlawful team move
Press30 May 2019
Can you prevent former employees from competing even in the absence of enforceable restrictive covenants? Toni Lorenzo, Michael Anderson and David Samuels report for People Management in light of a recent Court of Appeal ruling.
Adam Glass comments for The Guardian: Landmarks in law: Sally Bercow and the first major 'Twibel' case
Press29 May 2019
Adam Glass has commented in an article for The Guardian which discusses how defamation cases used to focus primarily on broadcasters and newspapers – until social media changed everything.
Andrew Wanambwa writes for Accountancy Daily: Section 2 notices raise risk level for accountants
Press18 March 2019
Professional services firms, requests for documents and Section 2 notices under Criminal Justice Act 1987 could pose a risk for accountants and auditors as illustrated in the recent Omers case at the High Court, explains Andrew Wanambwa, in an article for Accountancy Age.
Sohrab Daneshku writes for The Law Society Gazette: Witness statements – rip them up and start again?
Press27 November 2018
Sohrab Daneshku has written an article for The Law Society Gazette which discusses the review led by Mr Jutice Popplewell into the rules on witness statements, including whether the rules should be changed and, if so, how.
Fraser McKeating writes for Accountancy Age: Professional privilege and investigations – what do accountants need to know?
Press26 November 2018
In an article for Accountancy Age, Fraser McKeating explains how the law of privilege operates in the context of investigations.
Clive Greenwood and Frances Simm write for Accountancy Age: Compulsory retirement: avoiding the partner pitfalls
Press20 August 2018
In an article for Accountancy Age, Clive Greenwood and Frances Simm discuss the rules and processes involved when compelling an individual to retire from a business they co-own.
Tom Merrick comments for LexisNexis: Requirement for non-reliance clause to be reasonable upheld (First Tower Trustees Ltd and anor v CDS (Superstores International) Ltd)
Press26 July 2018
Discussing the Court of Appeal decision in First Tower Trustees, Tom Merrick advises that sellers and landlords need to take extreme care in ensuring that replies to pre-contract enquiries are accurate and up to date and be alive to the potential risks in enforcing non-reliance clauses.
Clive Greenwood writes for Accountancy Age: How to protect LLP firms from a damaging team move
Press10 January 2018
In an article for Accountancy Age, Clive Greenwood discusses that while accountancy firms heavily invest in attracting and retaining talent, do they devote sufficient effort to ensuring teams can’t go and play for the opposition?
Adam Glass comments for The Global Legal Post: 'Bell Pottinger goes into administration'
Press13 September 2017
Adam Glass, Litigation Partner, who advised the PRCA in relation to the Bell Pottinger investigation, has commented in an article for The Global Legal Post which reports on the recent announcement that PR firm Bell Pottinger has gone into administration.