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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

The merger doctrine

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • 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

Another fine mess Mitchell, CPR 3.10 and the service rules

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 31 2014

In Integral Petroleum SA v SCC-Finanz AG late service of particulars of claim to an email address not authorised for service was treated as valid

Liability of parent company to subsidiary’s employees

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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

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

Unlawfully obtained evidence

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 3 2011

In the latest development in this hard-fought litigation arising out of a dispute concerning an oil concession in Yemen, the Court of Appeal reviewed the position regarding evidence obtained by enquiry agents

Complex structure theory

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 16 2011

The defendant construction company was not liable in negligence for damage to a terrace of six houses caused by the roof lifting off during high winds

Non-party costs orders against solicitors

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

Where court and expert fees had been paid on behalf of two unsuccessful personal injury claimants who appeared to be impecunious, and no explanation had been forthcoming about who had paid for these disbursements, it was legitimate to draw the inference that the claimants’ solicitors; acting under conditional fee agreements without after the event insurance, may have funded the claims

A round-up of some recent litigation cases

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 27 2013

Where a party fails to file its Precedent H on time, the budget will be treated as comprising only court fees under CPR 3.14 unless the breach is

Proportionality of costs and judicial hindsight

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 5 2014

A strain of judicial hindsight tends to accompany important changes to our civil procedural rules. Although transitional provisions are meant to