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The merger doctrine
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Time bars and estoppel
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 28 2011

Although there is no general duty owed by one party to litigation to correct the mistakes of the other, there are circumstances in which deliberately allowing the other party to continue in a mistaken belief will be unconscionable


Renwick v Simon and Michael Brooke Architects latent damage in construction claims
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Jurisdiction clauses
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 30 2010

This case concerns a series of complex agreements relating to equities and foreign exchange trading concluded between the claimant, an investment bank domiciled in Germany, and the defendant company incorporated in the Turks and Caicos Islands


Surveyors’ liability to buy-to-let purchasers
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 25 2010

Smith v Bush established that a valuer instructed by a lender owes a duty of care to the purchaser of residential property at the lower end of the market


XVW & YZA v Gravesend Grammar School for Girls
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 25 2012

Neither a school nor a specialist expedition company were vicariously liable for the acts of a man who raped three girls on a school expedition in Belize, while they were working and staying on his farm


Nayyar v Denton Wilde Sapte and Advani successful ex turpi causa defence
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 28 2010

The court applied the ex turpi causa rule and dismissed the claims against Denton Wilde Sapte and a solicitor employed by the firm in its India Group


Goldsmith Williams v Travelers Insurance Company Ltd - condoning dishonesty
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 28 2010

The dishonesty exclusion in a professional indemnity policy applied where a director of the solicitors’ firm Joshua & Usman Legal Services Limited (JULS), Ms Usman, had condoned a state of affairs which allowed her fellow director, Mr Atikpakpa, to perpetrate two mortgage frauds in which the firm had acted for the lenders


Lane v Cullens Solicitors Law Society v Sephton argument
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Recovery of success fees
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 28 2011

The court upheld the costs judge’s order that the recoverable success fee should be 20 per cent and not 100 per cent as claimed