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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

Email acceptance of offer

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • 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

Surveyors’ liability

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 24 2011

The first claimant (Capita) was trustee of an investment vehicle created in connection with the development of a factory outlet shopping centre (FOC) at Chatham Historic Dockyard in the former North West Kent Enterprise Zone (Dockside

Lane v Cullens Solicitors Law Society v Sephton argument

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

The claimant’s attempt to rely on Law Society v Sephton to postpone the accrual of his cause of action against the defendant solicitors was unsuccessful

Pre-action Part 36 offers

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

Where a Part 36 offer is made by the defendant and accepted by the claimant before proceedings are commenced, the claimant is unable to claim costs on the standard basis in accordance with CPR 36.10 because there are no proceedings

Redefining success - the recovery of additional liabilities

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

Proportionality has no role in assessing the recoverability of success fees and after the event insurance premiums under the regime introduced in

Liability of parent company to subsidiary’s employees

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • 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

Third party funding

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 29 2011

The Civil Justice Council (CJC) has published a summary of responses to its consultation paper on a self-regulatory code for third party funding

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