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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


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


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


Construction of reinsurance policy
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 16 2011

The notation of “100 per cent” in regard to an excess or limit had a recognised and established meaning in the market writing direct insurance of offshore energy risks and facultative reinsurance to the effect that the limit or excess scaled to reflect the insured’s interests in the relevant assets (Gard Marine and Energy Ltd v Tunnicliffe


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


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


A round-up of some recent litigation cases
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 26 2013

The test for whether a document has been "mentioned" in a witness statement under CPR 31.14 so as to entitle another party to inspect it is whether


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


Informing the court about settlement offers
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 31 2012

Although CPR 36.13(2) prohibits the fact of any Part 36 offer being communicated to the court until the case has been decided, an offer which is not a Part 36 offer is not caught by the prohibition nor is communication of the fact that a Part 36 offer has not been made


Calderbank offers revisited
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 31 2014

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Walker Construction (UK) Ltd v Quayside Homes Ltd suggests that it may not be necessary for a defendant to