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The battle to reduce the costs of litigation

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 3 2014

It used to be the case that a party to litigation could decide for themselves how much they wanted to pay their lawyers and how much time they wanted

Brave new world of litigants in person

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 25 2013

This year's reduction in Legal Aid and the removal of recoverability of success fees and premiums from the losing party can lead to only one thing: a

Litigation privilege not so easy to come by

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 3 2014

In recent years the courts have been slow to allow a party to litigation to refuse to disclose a relevant contemporaneous report on the ground that it

Jurisdiction clauses

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 30 2010

This case concerns a series of complex agreements relating to equities and foreign exchange trading concluded between the claimant, an investment bank domiciled in Germany, and the defendant company incorporated in the Turks and Caicos Islands

Nayyar v Denton Wilde Sapte and Advani successful ex turpi causa defence

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 28 2010

The court applied the ex turpi causa rule and dismissed the claims against Denton Wilde Sapte and a solicitor employed by the firm in its India Group

Liability without fault for the acts of others - a force for good or evil?

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 30 2012

The Court of Appeal’s decision in JGE v English Province of Our Lady of Charity & Trustees of the Portsmouth Roman Catholic Diocesan Trust confirms that the traditional limits on the scope of vicarious liability are being broken down

Setting aside default judgments

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 30 2010

In general, the action or inaction of a party's legal representatives must be treated under the CPR as the action or inaction of the party himself

Defective Part 36 offers

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 30 2012

An offer which is stated to be made in accordance with Part 36 can still fail to qualify as a Part 36 offer, if it fails to comply with the formal requirements of CPR 36.2

Surveyors’ liability to buy-to-let purchasers

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 25 2010

Smith v Bush established that a valuer instructed by a lender owes a duty of care to the purchaser of residential property at the lower end of the market

Liability for pure economic loss and complex structure theory

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 17 2010

The scope of any duty of care does not cover damage caused "to the thing itself"