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Q2 | 2021

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High Court grants summary judgment in claim for rent accrued during periods of Covid closure, rejecting defences based on implied terms and “failure of basis”

United Kingdom - October 12 2021 The High Court has granted summary judgment to the landlord of commercial premises in a claim for arrears of rent and service charges due since the…

Matthew Bonye, Martin Hevey.

High Court finds defendant did not submit to the jurisdiction by applying for strike out at the same time as challenging jurisdiction

United Kingdom - October 7 2021 The High Court has rejected an argument that a defendant submitted to the jurisdiction by applying to strike out the claim against him at the same…

Anna Pertoldi, Harriet Tolkien.

Commercial litigation podcast series - Episode 10: General update

USA - October 6 2021 In this 10th Episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we give an update on recent developments relating to privilege, the…

Sam Heitlinger, Anna Pertoldi.

Court of Appeal confirms claims seeking remediation for damage to land allegedly caused by oil spill cannot proceed as representative action under CPR 19.6

United Kingdom - October 1 2021 The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal against a High Court decision striking out the representative element of claims arising from an oil spill…

Neil Blake, Alec Milne.

High Court finds settlement agreement released unknown fraud claims despite absence of express words covering fraud

United Kingdom - September 27 2021 The High Court has interpreted the contractual release in a settlement agreement as extending to unknown claims based on dishonesty and fraud…

Jan O'Neill, Anna Pertoldi.