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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


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


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


Woodland v Essex County Council
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 25 2012

A school, or the authority responsible for it, does not owe a non-delegable duty to its pupils to ensure that reasonable care is taken to secure its pupils’ safety in the course of a swimming lesson conducted by an independent contractor, off school premises


Recovering costs as damages
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 26 2012

The recent decision in Herrmann v Withers LLP raises several textbook issues which arise in claims against professionals


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


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


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


Relief from sanctions
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 29 2011

The court can grant relief from sanctions where a party has failed to comply with a time limit in a consent order but it should only do so where there are special circumstances


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