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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


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


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


Pre-action costs
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 30 2010

The bank sought to enforce a guarantee against the defendant in proceedings (the Guarantee Claim


Defective Part 36 offers
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 30 2012

An offer which is stated to be made in accordance with Part 36 can still fail to qualify as a Part 36 offer, if it fails to comply with the formal requirements of CPR 36.2


When should a defendant make a Calderbank offer?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 31 2012

Recent developments have reduced the costs protection afforded by Calderbank offers and asserted the importance of making fully compliant Part 36 offers


With or without prejudice?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 28 2014

What lawyers write - or don't write - at the top of letters and emails can adversely affect their clients or employers. The temptation to put


Substitution of parties outside limitation period
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 30 2010

The claimants were the trustees of the Metal Sections pensions scheme and decided to bring a professional negligence claim against Standard Life Assurance Company (SLAC) which had provided administrative, actuarial and investment services to the scheme until 1999


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


Civil courts, costs and funding reforms - Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill (LASPO)
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 27 2012

The bill has had its second reading in the House of Lords and is now at the report stage