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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


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


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


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


Litigants in person and costs recovery
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 24 2014

The ever-increasing number of litigants in person (LiPs) in the civil courts means that solicitors can find themselves negotiating with a wide range


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


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


Abuse of process
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 22 2011

Where an insurer had approved a settlement of proceedings against its insured in which the nature and extent of the claimant's injury had been put in issue, it was not an abuse for it to pursue a subsequent claim against him for fraud in reliance on new evidence (Zurich Insurance Company plc v Hayward


Goldsmith Williams v Travelers Insurance Company Ltd - condoning dishonesty
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 28 2010

The dishonesty exclusion in a professional indemnity policy applied where a director of the solicitors’ firm Joshua & Usman Legal Services Limited (JULS), Ms Usman, had condoned a state of affairs which allowed her fellow director, Mr Atikpakpa, to perpetrate two mortgage frauds in which the firm had acted for the lenders


Pre-action Part 36 offers
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 23 2011

Where a Part 36 offer is made by the defendant and accepted by the claimant before proceedings are commenced, the claimant is unable to claim costs on the standard basis in accordance with CPR 36.10 because there are no proceedings