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High Court confirms discretion to award costs to a party despite budget sanctions

United Kingdom - April 30 2021 In Pasricha v Pasricha (Rev 1)[2021] EWHC 1017 (Ch), a property dispute claim, the defendant had not filed a budget in time and accordingly had been…

Chris Wilson, Daniel Saul.

Local authority not vicariously liable for a corporate sub-contractor to which it had successfully delegated the day-to-day care of a child

United Kingdom - April 8 2021 The High Court has held that a local authority was not vicariously liable for abuse committed by an employee of a private children's home run by an…

Carl Dray, Chris Wilson.

QOCS and group litigation orders for personal injury claims - To issue or not?

United Kingdom - November 25 2020 A recent decision in the Oxford County Court in Waterfield and 25 others v Dentality and 3 others (No.2) [2020] 11 WLUK 223 has introduced another…

Carl Dray, Chris Wilson.

High Court provides comprehensive guidance on factors considered in making issue-based costs orders

United Kingdom - June 19 2020 Guidance on issue-based costs orders has recently been provided by the Chancery Division in George Hugh Pigot v Environment Agency [2020] EWHC 1444…

Carl Dray, Daniel Saul.

Employer not vicariously liable for mass data breach by rogue employee, Supreme Court rules

United Kingdom - April 7 2020 In WM Morrisons Supermarket PLC v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 12, the Supreme Court has overturned the Court of Appeal decision that an employer…

Carl Dray, Chris Wilson, Stephen Tester.