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Duties owed by solicitors and trade unions

United Kingdom - May 6 2021 The case of Langley v GMB & Ors [2020] EWCH 3619 QB provides useful guidance on the duties owed by solicitors and trade unions in employment matters…

Astrid Hardy, Parminder Badhan.

Collateral attack, different parties, seldom an abuse - PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP v BTI 2014 LLC [2021] EWCA Civ 9.

United Kingdom - May 6 2021 The judgment considers the law on abuse of process in cases where there is no res judicata or issue estoppel.

Mark Healing.

Re-assertion of the challenges for a Defendant to a contribution claim

United Kingdom - January 14 2021 The High Court has recently (12 January 2021) applied the principle set out in 2016 by the Court of Appeal in the case of WH Newson Holding Ltd v IMI…

Camilla Elliot, Sarah Robertson.

Supreme Court rules on the illegality defence - Stoffel & Co (Appellant) v Grondona (Respondent) [2020] UKSC 42

United Kingdom - December 17 2020 When does illegal conduct by a claimant prevent recovery of civil damages? Put another way, how does the court balance two competing policies: (1)…

Naomi Park, Richard Highley.

Court permits belated substitution of defendant professionals

United Kingdom - December 14 2020 The decision in Powis Street Estates (No 3) Ltd v (1) Wallace LLP (2) Cradick Retail LLP [2020] EWHC 1692 is a reminder of the risks to solicitors in…

Sarah Davies.