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With or without prejudice?

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 28 2014

What lawyers write - or don't write - at the top of letters and emails can adversely affect their clients or employers. The temptation to put

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

A round-up of some recent litigation cases October 2014

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 27 2014

The court gave the claimants relief from sanction where they were several months late serving notice of a CFA and ATE

Litigants in person and costs recovery

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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

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

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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

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

Lloyds TSB Bank Plc v Markandan & Uddin meaning of “completion”

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

Where the defendant firm of solicitors had caused, through no fraud of their own, mortgage monies paid to it to be paid out to fraudsters in breach of the terms of their instructions and authority, it had acted in breach of trust

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

Costs consequences of pre-action Part 36 offers Solomon v Cromwell Group plc CPR 36.10 and CPR 45

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

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that where a defendant’s Part 36 offer is made and accepted before proceedings are begun, the claimant is entitled to claim costs under CPR 36.10

Solicitor’s retainer

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

The giving of instructions by a client to a solicitor constitutes a retainer