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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


A second bite of the cherry - Jackson and abuse of process
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 27 2013

As lawyers digest the Court of Appeal decision in Mitchell v Newsgroup Newspapers Ltd about relief from sanctions under the new CPR 3.9, there is one


A round-up of some recent litigation cases
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 9 2015

Two phone hacking claims were struck out on the ground that they had been compromised by earlier settlement agreements between the parties. Although


Claim forms and service by email
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 5 2015

Solicitors acting for opposing parties now routinely email each other throughout the lifetime of a dispute, but there is still reluctance to accept