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Court of Appeal confirms no duty on solicitor to warn opponent of error in serving claim form

United Kingdom - June 18 2019 The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision that there was no good reason to validate service retrospectively where the Claimant’s solicitors had...

Maura McIntosh, Jan O'Neill.

Disclosure Pilot: High Court clarifies transitional operation and considers privilege claims

United Kingdom - May 7 2019 The High Court has confirmed that the Disclosure Pilot operating in the Business and Property Courts since 1 January 2019 applies to all proceedings...

Maura McIntosh, Jan O'Neill.

High Court declines to apply so-called Arkin cap to restrict funder’s liability for adverse costs

United Kingdom - April 24 2019 The High Court has found that a commercial funder was liable for all of the defendants’ costs incurred in successfully defending a funded claim, from...

Maura McIntosh, Jan O'Neill, Alan Watts.

Court of Appeal confirms second claim an abuse of process after first claim struck out for non-payment of security for costs

United Kingdom - April 16 2019 In a recent judgment, the Court of Appeal upheld a decision to strike out a claim as an abuse of the court’s process, where the claim repeated an...

Francesca Ruddy, Maura McIntosh, Jan O'Neill, Alan Watts.

Supreme Court emphasises importance of context in determining meaning in defamation cases

United Kingdom - April 11 2019 The Supreme Court has unanimously rejected the approach taken by a first instance judge in using dictionary definitions as the starting point for...

Maura McIntosh, Jan O'Neill, Alan Watts.