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Supreme Court corrects “wrong turn” in English law, holding that bribes received by an agent are held on trust for the principal

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 21 2014

Who is the rightful owner of a bribe? Is a bribe or secret commission received by an agent "held on trust" for his principal? Or is the principal's

UK: Risks of breaching reasonable expectations of pension scheme members

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 18 2014

The High Court has held that an employer breached its duty of good faith to its pension scheme members by proposing changes that ‘confounded’ their reasonable expectations that their benefit accrual would continue in the future except in certain circumstances

High Court considers relevance of Mitchell to late application to challenge jurisdiction

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 18 2014

A deputy judge has held that deemed submission to the jurisdiction by failing to challenge jurisdiction on time is not a sanction, so no question of relief from sanction arises on a late application

UK: Disability: scope of duty to make reasonable adjustments

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 17 2014

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that neither EU nor UK law impose on an employer a duty to make reasonable adjustments for disablity to accommodate

Court of Appeal confirms account of profits available as remedy for dishonest assistance

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 17 2014

Some, if not quite born trustees, are appointed as such at the outset of a trust. Some achieve trusteeship at some later stage. And some have some

UK: Resignation without notice: deduction from pay lawful

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 17 2014

The EAT has ruled that it was not an unenforceable penalty for a contract to include a clause deducting a payment equal to the salary for the period

“A delicate matter”: English court considers enforcement of awards set aside by the courts of the seat and ability to claim post-award interest in those circumstances

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Russia, United Kingdom
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  • July 15 2014

In the case of Yukos Capital SARL v OJSC Rosneft Oil Company 2014 EWHC 1288 (Comm) the English Court considered two preliminary issues relating to

A summary of major developments in key areas - general counsel update - July 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
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  • July 15 2014

Legislation, in the form of a Regulation and Directive, has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union which will substantially

“Opening shot” protected by without prejudice privilege

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 14 2014

The High Court has held that a draft Complaint in New York proceedings sent to the other party marked as a "preliminary draft" and "for settlement

Court of Appeal confirms contractual rules apply by analogy to assessment of compensation under cross-undertaking in damages

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 10 2014

A recent Court of Appeal decision has confirmed that the usual contractual rules, including as to remoteness of damage, apply by analogy to the