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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


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


Standard Life Assurance Ltd v ACE European Group financial mis-selling claims
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 2 2012

The claimant, Standard Life, claimed under its professional indemnity insurance for about £100 million spent to mitigate the risk of anticipated claims arising from the mis-selling of its Standard Life Pension Sterling Fund (the Fund


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


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


Liability of parent company to subsidiary’s employees
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Litigation privilege not so easy to come by
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 3 2014

In recent years the courts have been slow to allow a party to litigation to refuse to disclose a relevant contemporaneous report on the ground that it


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


Recovery of success fees
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 3 2011

The defendant appealed successfully against a detailed assessment of costs in a clinical negligence infant claim arising out of a premature birth caused by a road traffic accident