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Top Contract Law Cases of 2021 for Scots lawyers

United Kingdom - January 19 2022 Welcome to our annual summary of 2021's top contract law cases from north and south of the border for Scots lawyers. Liquidated damages Triple Point…

Fiona Caldow, Malcolm Gunnyeon, Craig Kennedy

Climate change litigation risk - the rise in activist challenges to major project authorisations

United Kingdom - October 29 2021 Greenpeace has failed in its challenge to the grant of consent to drill at BP's Vorlich field, East of Aberdeen. The decision of the Inner House of…

Fiona Caldow, Malcolm Gunnyeon, James Langley, Liz Tout

Know your limits: can you rely on your exclusion clause?

United Kingdom - July 29 2021 A recent Supreme Court judgment is the latest in a spate of decisions that address the often problematic area of exclusion and limitation of…

Fiona Caldow, Tim Constable, Thomas Leyland

Wrongful trading suspension 're activated' by UK Government leaving directors with a 2-month "gap" in protection during COVID 19 pandemic

United Kingdom - November 26 2020 Today, new legislation comes into force* that provides directors of companies in financial difficulty with a second breathing space from the…

Tessa Blank, Ian Fox, Neil Griffiths, Celia Hayward, Luci Mitchell-Fry, Richard Pallot-Cook

Proceedings against defendants in EU member states - the case for starting court claims before the end of 2020

European Union, United Kingdom - November 20 2020 As we approach the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020, uncertainty remains as to what replacement regime (if any) will be…

Fiona Caldow, Tim Constable, Felicity Ewing