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XVW & YZA v Gravesend Grammar School for Girls

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 25 2012

Neither a school nor a specialist expedition company were vicariously liable for the acts of a man who raped three girls on a school expedition in Belize, while they were working and staying on his farm

Fraudulent claims in all their guises

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 20 2014

You couldn't come up with a more confusing legal tangle if you tried than that concerning claims tainted by fraud. The main source of confusion is

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

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

The merger doctrine

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • 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

Helping the enemy are you ever required to point out a claimant’s mistake?

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 26 2013

There is a fine line between the duty to do the best for your client and taking an unfair advantage of the claimant. This dilemma for a defendant's

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

Status of proceedings begun without authority

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 25 2012

Although it is a misuse of the process of the court for a law firm to issue proceedings in the name of a person who has not given it authority to do so, it will not always be abusive to do so

Jurisdiction dispute

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

Act 13.2 of the Judgments Regulation prevented the operation of any purported exclusive jurisdiction clauses in unit-linked life insurance contracts, so that proceedings under the contracts fell to be commenced in either of the respective jurisdictions where the insured and insurer were domiciled, namely Spain or Luxembourg

Perils of mediation - what solicitors need to know

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 22 2013

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Frost v Wake Smith and Tofields Solicitors is a good starting point for reviewing the duties of a solicitor