2 July 2019

Seeking Norwich Pharmacal relief for use overseas

The English civil courts have remarkable powers to order third parties mixed up in wrongdoing to reveal information to assist the victim in seeking redress, even overriding any duties of confidentiality.

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20 June 2019

Forming a professional partnership

Partnerships need to think beyond ATE and look at what the joint needs are. The key to longer-term success is active dialogue to help anticipate future needs and avoid any unnecessary surprises

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14 June 2019

Serious harm in defamation – a helpful ruling from the Supreme Court

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited judgment in Bruno Lachaux v Independent Print Limited and Evening Standard Limited, dismissing the newspapers’ appeals.

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6 June 2019

Raising the low bar

With far more now at stake under the section IIIA regime than there ever was under section II, claims for costs exceeding fixed recoverable costs are now starting to reach the higher courts.

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29 May 2019

Wasting the Court of Appeal: the abolition of permission hearings

The erosion of rights tends to occur incrementally, none more so than important rights. On 3 October 2016, the rule committee abolished the right to a permission-to-appeal hearing in the Court of Appeal.

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