Insight Articles

An archive of our latest insight articles, written by our Partners, Associates and Lawyers.
Commercial Court directs fortification of undertakings in damages not limited to future loss

Commercial Court directs fortification of undertakings in damages not limited to future loss

19 May 2021

In the recent case of Alta Trading UK Ltd and others v Bosworth and others [2021] EWHC 1126 (Comm), the Commercial Court handed down judgment dismissing an application seeking further...

Author: Declan Magee
Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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Closing time for inadequate pleadings

Closing time for inadequate pleadings

18 May 2021

The Court of Appeal overturns the High Court decision, which held the Defendants liable for allegations that were not set out in pleadings, but arose through the course of evidence....

Author: Ciara Fitzpatrick
Practice Area: Healthcare
Sector: Healthcare

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EU rejects UK re-entry to Lugano Convention

EU rejects UK re-entry to Lugano Convention

13 May 2021

In January 2020, as we braced ourselves for the unknowns of post-Brexit UK, none of us could have dreamt that a much more serious challenge lay beneath the surface. The...

Author: Shane McVeigh
Practice Area: Debt Recovery, Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Sector: Brexit

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Two separate contracts, one adjudication – does the Adjudicator have jurisdiction?

Two separate contracts, one adjudication – does the Adjudicator have jurisdiction?

13 May 2021

In the case of Delta Fabrication & Glazing Ltd (Delta) v Watkin Jones & Son Ltd (Watkin Jones), the High Court in England had to decide whether to enforce an...

Author: Rebecca Ferguson
Practice Area: Construction Law

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Benchmark Jargon Buster

Benchmark Jargon Buster

06 May 2021

It seems that the world has become a little obsessed with acronyms. The realm of interest benchmarks is no different. LIBOR, EURIBOR, HIBOR, SIBOR, BBSY, SONIA, EONIA, SOFR, SARON, TONAR,...

Author: Orla Hanna
Practice Area: Banking & Finance

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Non-payment of rent during the COVID-19 lockdown

Non-payment of rent during the COVID-19 lockdown

06 May 2021

A recent decision of the High Court in England will be of interest to landlords and tenants of commercial premises which have been subject to closure during the COVID-19 lockdown....

Author: John Dugdale
Practice Area: Construction Law, Real Estate

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Jeremy Corbyn Loses Appeal in Libel Case

Jeremy Corbyn Loses Appeal in Libel Case

04 May 2021

The Court of Appeal in England and Wales has dismissed an appeal from former Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn MP, after being sued for defamation by a political blogger in July...

Author: Hannah Stewart
Practice Area: Media and Entertainment

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The crucial determination in libel proceedings: Meanings

The crucial determination in libel proceedings: Meanings

29 April 2021

On 16 March 2021 a judgment was delivered which brings clarity regarding libelous meanings and in particular, statements of fact or opinion. Facts On the trial of...

Author: Olivia O'Kane
Practice Area: Media and Entertainment

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The Duchess of Sussex’s Front-Page Statement on Hold Pending Appeal

The Duchess of Sussex’s Front-Page Statement on Hold Pending Appeal

28 April 2021

Following the Duchess of Sussex's successful copyright infringement and privacy claim against Associated Newspapers, a summary judgment was handed down on 11 February 2021. This judgment granted the Duchess of...

Author: Olivia O'Kane
Practice Area: Media and Entertainment

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Paying for and starting to recoup for the past 12 months – The ongoing commercial property dilemma

Paying for and starting to recoup for the past 12 months – The ongoing commercial property dilemma

28 April 2021

With the re-opening of non-essential retail this weekend and the limited re-opening of licensed premises, we will start to see the hens come home to roost on numerous deals cut...

Author: Darren Toombs
Practice Area: Commercial Law, Real Estate

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