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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


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


Non-party costs orders
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 23 2011

If an application for a non-party costs order cannot be made on the documents already available, it should not normally be made at all


Wasted and non-party costs orders
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 23 2011

Two revenue-sharing agreements between the claimant and its solicitor providing for a contingency fee to be paid to the latter of 65 per cent of net revenues from litigating copyright issues were held to be champertous and in breach of the Solicitors' Code of Conduct


Costs consequences of pre-action Part 36 offers Solomon v Cromwell Group plc CPR 36.10 and CPR 45
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 30 2012

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that where a defendant’s Part 36 offer is made and accepted before proceedings are begun, the claimant is entitled to claim costs under CPR 36.10


Lloyds TSB Bank Plc v Markandan & Uddin meaning of “completion”
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 2 2012

Where the defendant firm of solicitors had caused, through no fraud of their own, mortgage monies paid to it to be paid out to fraudsters in breach of the terms of their instructions and authority, it had acted in breach of trust


Quantum and loss of chance
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 23 2011

The Court of Appeal reviewed the circumstances in which it is appropriate to apply a loss of chance approach to the assessment of damages, and in particular to claims for loss of profit


Setting aside default judgments
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 30 2010

In general, the action or inaction of a party's legal representatives must be treated under the CPR as the action or inaction of the party himself


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


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