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Full and frank disclosure - how independent is your expert witness?

United Kingdom - March 21 2017 In EXP v Barker (2017 EWCA Civ 63) the Court of Appeal emphasised the importance of independence and objectivity in expert evidence. If there is any

Supreme Court judgment on SAAMCo

United Kingdom - March 22 2017 The Supreme Court has affirmed and clarified the principles laid down by Lord Hoffmann in SAAMCo and subsequently in extra-judicial commentary. It

Secret 'wealth-screening' by charities breaks data laws

United Kingdom - March 20 2017 The ICO investigation revealed multiple data protection breaches by charities, including the secret wealth screening of donors in order to target

What happens when a football match gets abandoned?

United Kingdom - May 18 2015 On 14 May 2015 the Football League announced that the abandoned match between Blackpool and Huddersfield Town on 2 May 2015 has been decided as a 0-0

High Court reviews pre and post-judgment interest

Hong Kong - March 21 2017 The interest payable by losing parties in litigation, both pre and post-judgment, is an issue of considerable importance to all parties concerned -

Whose file is it anyway: What should a solicitor provide to a client when met with a request for "the file"?

United Kingdom - March 28 2017 The Law Society has published new guidance on what a solicitor should do when a client requests a copy of its file. Last year we reported on how

What chance is there for developers railing against Stamp Duty Land Tax

United Kingdom - March 28 2017 After nearly three years of the increased residential Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) rates and almost a year of the SDLT surcharge for additional

The role of executive pay in promoting responsible business

United Kingdom - March 24 2017 Executive pay is a thorny issue. Well-structured remuneration packages can help to ensure that companies are run responsibly for the benefit of

Altogether now - aggregation in solicitors' professional negligence claims

United Kingdom - March 23 2017 The first respondent, ILP, was a law firm engaged by a property development company in relation to the development of holiday resorts in Turkey and

Blockchain technology for contracts: Above the law?

European Union - March 23 2017 A recent report by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) explores how blockchain technology could continue to develop and impact on a