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Email acceptance of offer

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 26 2010

There is no authority to say whether an email acceptance is effective when it arrives or at the time when the offeror could reasonably have been expected to read it

Liability of parent company to subsidiary’s employees

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 26 2012

A parent company can owe a direct duty of care to its subsidiary’s employees in appropriate circumstances, which is independent of any questions of vicarious liability or piercing the corporate veil

Jurisdiction clauses

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • 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

Renwick v Simon and Michael Brooke Architects latent damage in construction claims

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 22 2011

The claimant homeowners must have had the knowledge required under s14A of the Limitation Act 1980 for bringing an action against the second defendant, William Attwell and Associates (Attwell), more than three years before they began proceedings against the firm

Standard Life Assurance Ltd v ACE European Group financial mis-selling claims

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • March 2 2012

The claimant, Standard Life, claimed under its professional indemnity insurance for about £100 million spent to mitigate the risk of anticipated claims arising from the mis-selling of its Standard Life Pension Sterling Fund (the Fund

Litigants in person and costs recovery

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 24 2014

The ever-increasing number of litigants in person (LiPs) in the civil courts means that solicitors can find themselves negotiating with a wide range

Disclosure of insurance and funding details

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 3 2012

A party to litigation is only required to reveal its insurance position and the means by which it is funding its claim or defence in certain circumstances

Subject to contract

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • February 23 2011

Following an exchange of emails negotiating the terms of a contract for the storage of fuel by the claimant, the words "a formal contract will follow in due course" in the claimant's signed quotation did not indicate that the defendant's acceptance of the quotation was no more than an agreement subject to contract

The merger doctrine

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • January 24 2011

Parties who have had a dispute heard by a judicial tribunal of competent jurisdiction should not be allowed to litigate the same issues in the courts

Legal expenses insurance

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • April 15 2011

The claimant was entitled to an indemnity under her legal expenses insurance policy with the defendant insurer DAS in respect of costs incurred in instructing a barrister to act for her on a public access basis