19 January 2021
Christian Smith

Pay as you go? Not quite

The Court of Appeal recently reaffirmed the statement of the general rule in the White Book that the costs of an application for an interim injunction will, absent any special factors, be reserved.

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17 December 2020

What do arbitrators know?

How does the Supreme Court’s analysis of ‘inside information’ in Halliburton align with other opportunities for unconscious bias, such as determinations on the admissibility of illegally obtained evidence?

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23 November 2020

Technicalities and realities – the battle over clin neg ATE premiums

A paying party in a clinical negligence case is seeking to argue that a Tomlin order is not a relevant “order for costs” and therefore the ATE premium is not payable. This should be given short shrift.

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12 November 2020

Bad vibrations – persuading the courts to recognise new illnesses

James first started feeling unwell in 1988 when a transmitting mast five metres from his home had additional capacity added to it that year. It got worse as more mobile systems were added to the mast.

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4 November 2020

The rock and the stream – who wins in the disclosure pilot?

The disclosure pilot scheme has been extended until 31 December 2021. Meanwhile, we eagerly await the decision of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee on the proposed amendments to the pilot.

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