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Employer vicariously liable for assault by an employee on another

  • Mayer Brown JSM
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 18 2015

In Yeung Mei Hoi v Tam Cheuk Shing and Another 2015 HKCA 109, the Court of Appeal reversed the decision from the Court of First Instance and held

Rylands v Fletcher claim extinguished in paint warehouse fire

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 21 2011

Cases on the rule in Rylands v Fletcher are rare but occasionally we are reminded that the rule is not yet extinct

No contract but want to be paid? Quantum meruit can help, but you might be in for a surprise

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 21 2011

It’s the old story

Legal developments in construction law

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 26 2015

A notice of adjudication is said to define a dispute and the adjudicator’s jurisdiction (though this is not always the case). But can it be drafted

Liquidated damages pushing the boundaries

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 15 2014

In recent years liquidated damages have strayed beyond the typical delay and performance damages; they also appear in provisions that on their face do

Court fee increases from Monday

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 5 2015

In January 2015, the Government announced a dramatic increase in the fee for issuing Court proceedings in money claims worth £10,000 or more

German courts challenging UK schemes of arrangement?

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • Germany, United Kingdom
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  • April 30 2010

In a decision which has not yet been confirmed by the German Federal Court, the Higher Regional Court of Celle (an appellate court) has decided that a German policyholder of UK life insurer Equitable Life is not protected by a scheme of arrangement which had been approved by the London High Court in February 2002

Rights in data Football Dataco case goes to UK Court of Appeal

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 5 2013

The long-running Football Dataco case, relating to rights in data and infringement on the internet, has now reached the UK Court of Appeal. The

Special offer - pay less for the same - but is it a binding contract?

  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • January 11 2010

Just suppose a builder is pressurised to accept less, under its building contract, than it was entitled to receive

The economic downturn is it force majeure?

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 26 2010

Since "force majeure" is not a term of art, whether an event triggers a "force majeure" clause depends on the proper construction of the clause wording