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Supreme Court: when judgment can be set aside for fraud (Takhar v Gracefield Developments Ltd.) (12 May 2020)

Trainee soliciotr Sagrika Mehak takes a look at the Supreme Court's position on fraudulent activity.  Read more...

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Witness statements: new mandatory requirements from April 2020 (1 April 2020)

The 113th update to the Practice Directions which come into force on 6 April 2020, has many important changes but the change to Witness Statements is worth setting out.  Read more...

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Statement of Truth: New Mandatory Requirements from April 2020 (1 April 2020)

Solicitor Shareen Tanvir looks at the 113th update to the Practice Directions (to the Civil Procedure Rules) which comes into force 06 April 2020,  Read more...

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Civil Fraud – revisiting Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd (2017) (5 March 2020)

Director Sobashni De Silva discusses civil fraud and the steps that can be taken if you fall victim of fraud.  Read more...

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Director’s duties continue after administration and liquidation (4 February 2020)

Anthony Okumah comments on the case involving the continuation of a director’s duties after the company fell into administration   Read more...

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Court’s powers to strike out a claim – how to ensure your case resists the strike out test? (7 May 2019)

The court has the power to strike out a party’s statements of case (or any part of it) through its case management powers under CPR 3.4. This can happen when the statement of case does not disclose “reasonable grounds for bringing the claim”. The court can exercise this power upon a party's application or on its own initiative.   Read more...

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Will Brexit Frustrate Your Lease? (15 March 2019)

The United Kingdom has long accommodated the headquarters of many companies, government agencies and organisations; in light of the bold Brexit vote, many now seek to relocate to EU states. The case of Canary Wharf (BP4) T1 Ltd v European Medicines Agency [2019] EWHC 335 (Ch) has dealt with the prominent issue of whether a lease can be frustrated as a result of Brexit.   Read more...

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Brexit - A help or hindrance? Our take on Civil Litigation Post-Brexit (B-Day) (8 February 2019)

There has been much speculation as to what will happen post Brexit. Will companies have to pay largely inflated prices in order to trade with European Union (‘EU’) companies? Will the financial markets crash? Will it even be worth trading with EU member states after March 29th (‘B-Day’)?   Read more...


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