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Akers v Samba: Trusts over foreign assets
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 20 2017

The UK Supreme Court has held that the extinction of a company's beneficial interest under a trust on the transfer of an asset by the trustee to a


Wills interpreted according to their ordinary and natural meaning despite this not reflecting testators’ intention
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 20 2017

The English High Court has recently held that, in a case concerning construction of Wills, the ordinary and natural meaning of survivorship clauses


Forfeiture traps for developer landlords
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 20 2017

Sometimes developers will acquire sites containing problem tenants who may consistently be in arrears of rent or in breach of covenants under their


The Marathon decision - is it right that employees can unlawfully remove confidential documents and not pay damages?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 17 2017

The High Court has recently considered the approach to assessing "licence fee damages" in a claim against two former employees of Marathon Asset


High Court finds tweets caused “serious harm” for purposes of claim in defamation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 16 2017

On 10 March 2017, the High Court held that two tweets written by Katie Hopkins (a well-known columnist for The Sun with 570,000 Twitter followers at


UK: Court of Appeal rules on subject access requests
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 16 2017

HR practitioners know only too well what an effective weapon a subject access request (SAR) can be in the hands of an aggrieved employee or


English High Court confirms that a claim for financial provision from an estate does not survive death of the applicant
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 16 2017

Under English law (and the law of many countries with similar legal systems), a dependent of a deceased person can - subject to various conditions


High Court provides guidance on the interpretation of “defect” under the Consumer Protection Act 1987
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 16 2017

In a landmark judgment on the meaning of "defect" under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 ("the Act"), Mr Justice Hickinbottom in the High Court case


High Court confirms UNCITRAL Tribunal Award on jurisdiction
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Global, United Kingdom
  • March 16 2017

The High Court has confirmed an UNCITRAL Tribunal's Award on Jurisdiction, which rejected jurisdiction under an investment contract (Contract) and


Rolls Building courts to be re-styled as the Business and Property Courts of England and Wales
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 13 2017

The judiciary has today announced that, from June of this year, the "Business and Property Courts of England and Wales" will be the new name for