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All change at the coroners’ court
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • June 28 2007

The coroners’ system has come under considerable scrutiny since 2003 culminating in the Government’s draft Bill for coroner reform (the Bill) published in June 2006 and a post-consultation report published by the Department for Constitutional Affairs


Bernard Manning lives again?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • June 29 2007

Employers may be responsible, at least indirectly, for the racial harassment of their employees by third parties, according to a recent decision of the EAT in Gravell v London Borough of Bexley


Economic torts: inducing breach of contract, causing loss by unlawful means, interference with contracts, conversion
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • July 18 2007

This case was one of three heard together by the House of Lords which all principally concerned claims in tort for economic loss


Directors of ‘phoenix’ companies new insolvency rule 4.228
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • July 18 2007

At the end of 2006 a decision of the Court of Appeal in Churchill v First Independent Factors and Finance Limited (Churchill) caused consternation among those involved in the management of insolvent companies who are also involved in the management of the company that acquires the whole or a substantial part of the insolvent business


What price “compensation”?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • July 12 2007

The House of Lords revises the way in which Commercial Agents’ compensation is calculated


Company voluntary arrangements: creditors with guarantees
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • July 18 2007

Guarantees are widely used in commercial transactions to provide assurance to creditors that debts or other obligations owed to them are discharged fully in the event the principal debtor fails to perform


Expenses in administration: rates
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • July 18 2007

In March 2007 the High Court ruled that that non-domestic rates are payable as an expense of the administration as a “necessary disbursement” under Rule 2.67(1)(f) Insolvency Rules 1986 (IR), in priority to payment of the administrator’s remuneration


R (on the application of National Grid Gas plc (formerly Transco plc)) v Environment Agency
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • July 17 2007

A landmark House of Lords judgment considered the scope of the “polluter pays” principle, examining the liabilities of the successors in title to original polluters in the context of Gas Act privatisations


In sickness and in wealth?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 10 2007

An employee may be entitled to damages for future loss of earnings following her constructive dismissal even though she was off work on extended sick leave (and not being paid) prior to resigning


Court of Appeal reaches decision in Cripps v Trustee Solutions
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 7 2007

The Court of Appeal has decided, in the recent case of Cripps v Trustee Solutions (often referred to as the Dubery case) that any pension rights accrued during a “Barber window” of service (ie, a period since the date of the Barber case in 1990 until scheme rules were changed to remove unequal pension ages between men and women) should be honoured by creating a right to a pension, but only on that particular period of service