Firm extends emissions litigation to petrol cars

London litigation firm Harcus Parker has opened a new front in car emissions claims with evidence suggesting that petrol cars were also fitted with so-called defeat devices.

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£1.3bn Disney film “fraud” claim launched

A £1.3bn claim has been launched by 371 investors against HSBC for its role in a series of Disney film financing schemes that they allege were fraudulent.

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FCA rejects Herbert Smith conflict claim

The FCA and Herbert Smith Freehills have strongly rejected the suggestion that the City law firm giant has any conflict in acting for the regulator on the business interruption insurance test cases.

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Here’s what the Romans did for us, Court of Appeal explains

The Court of Appeal has gone back to a Roman legal scholar from AD 161 to help determine who owned fish in a lake in Lancashire after it was sold.

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Relief from sanctions overturned for “egregious” conduct

A High Court judge has overturned relief from sanctions granted to a claimant in a medical negligence case, partly because of her solicitor’s “egregious” conduct.

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New claims in High Court bounce back above 2019 level

High Court activity has already recovered to pre-Covid-19 levels following a sharp slump during the height of the outbreak, new research has found.

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Giving evidence is not ‘work’ for furloughed employee

Giving evidence at court is not ‘work’ for an employee and so being on furlough is not a reason for their employer to seek to vacate a hearing, the designated civil judge in Nottingham has ruled.

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Supreme Court to rule on Google representative action

The Supreme Court is to review a Court of Appeal decision to allow a £3bn representative action against Google for misuse of private data to go ahead.

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22 July 2020

Frustration: from the coronation to coronavirus?

It is relatively rare for frustration to be called upon as a solution for contractual non-performance in English law and the doctrine has historically only developed during times of social and economic change.

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