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Tort of inducement to breach of contract requires actual knowledge and an intention to interfere
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 23 2007

The House of Lords (HL) has delivered a significant decision on the scope of economic torts and, in particular, the distinction between the tort of procuring a breach of contract and the tort of unlawful interference


UK: One month to deadline for implementing FCA and PRA whistleblowing rules
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 9 2016

Given the distractions of the summer holiday season and the aftermath of the Brexit referendum, it would be understandable if other developments


Myanmar investment guide - April 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, Global, United Kingdom
  • June 28 2016

After gaining its independence from the British in 1948, Myanmar1 entered a period of armed conflict and political instability. Following a


Court of Appeal refuses to set aside settlement agreement despite new evidence of fraud
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 29 2015

The Court of Appeal has refused to set aside a settlement agreement on the basis of new evidence indicating that the claimant's case had been


Article 6 ECHR and disciplinary proceedings - a right to legal representation?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 20 2009

In Kulkarni v Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 2009 EWCA Civ 789 the Court of Appeal (Smith LJ giving the leading judgment) suggested that Article 6 rights to a fair trial and to legal representation will apply in disciplinary proceedings brought by a public sector employer, where the consequences of those proceedings are such that the employee will be effectively barred from practising his profession


UK: Vicarious liability: Supreme Court’s broad application of “close connection” test means employers more likely to be liable for employee misbehaviour
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 17 2016

Employers could be held vicariously liable for staff misbehaviour in a broader range of situations following the Supreme Court ruling in Mohamud v WM


Fairness in disciplinary proceedings 2 recent cases on Article 6 ECHR
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 26 2011

In this e-bulletin we report on two recent decisions which shed light on the application of the Article 6 right to a fair hearing in regulatory proceedings


Supreme Court holds that a settlement may be set aside for fraud even if fraud was suspected
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 28 2016

The Supreme Court has held unanimously that, where a party seeks to set aside a settlement agreement on the grounds that it was induced to enter into


Privy Council rules on FIDIC clauses
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 2 2015

In this newsletter we report on the recent case of NH International v National Insurance where the Privy Council ruled on the operation of certain


Investment Association publishes Interim Report on Executive Pay
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 26 2016

The Investment Association's Executive Remuneration Working Group, which was established in Autumn 2015, has recently published its Interim Report on