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Supreme Court decision on governing law of arbitration agreement

United Kingdom - October 9 2020 The main issue was how to determine the governing law of an arbitration agreement when the law applicable to the contract containing it was not the…

Supreme Court issues ground-breaking company law decision

United Kingdom - July 16 2020 The Supreme Court yesterday handed down judgment in Marex Financial Ltd v Sevilleja [2020] UKSC 31 allowing the appeal and fundamentally restricting…

James Bickford Smith.

Inducing breach of contract: - reliance on legal advice saves the day in Court of Appeal

United Kingdom - February 28 2020 In an important decision yesterday (27 February), Allen v Dodd & Co Limited [2020] EWCA Civ 258, the Court of Appeal held that if a person believes…

New Court of Appeal decision on non-compete clauses in shareholders’ agreements

United Kingdom - February 5 2020 On 4 February, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Guest Services Worldwide Limited v Shelmerdine [2020] EWCA Civ 85, an important case on the…

Important new Court of Appeal decision on legal advice privilege

United Kingdom - January 29 2020 The Court of Appeal decision on 28 January 2020 on legal advice privilege will be of significant interest to litigators and non-litigators alike. It…