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UK Uses Post-Brexit Sanctions Powers to impose Magnitsky-style sanctions

European Union, United Kingdom - July 7 2020 The UK Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, has announced on 6 July 2020 that the UK will implement sanctions on 49 persons (47 individuals and two…

Court of Appeal: US secondary sanctions can be a “mandatory provision of law” in English Contract

United Kingdom - July 3 2020 The Court of Appeal of England & Wales has interpreted a contractual clause in an English law facility agreement stating that the borrower would not…

Costs: Entirety of costs bill disallowed after solicitors’ improper conduct

United Kingdom - June 26 2020 Master James concluded the firm's conduct had also been in breach of the CPR “especially of the provisions of CPR 1.3 whereby the parties are required…

Northern Ireland: Department of Justice commences consultation on discount rate

Ireland - June 19 2020 The consultation, which closes on 14 August 2020, seeks views on whether or not the legal framework for setting the personal injury discount rate…

German Court Makes First Reference to ECJ on Interpretation of EU Blocking Regulation

European Union, Germany - June 11 2020 The European Court of Justice has been asked, for the first time, to interpret the EU Blocking Regulation. In this blog post, we provide an overview…

UK Sanctions Post-Brexit: Part II

European Union, United Kingdom - June 9 2020 We previously examined the key aspects of the United Kingdom’s (UK) sanctions policy during the post-Brexit transition period between 31 January 2020…

Court of Appeal considers when a path is a highway maintainable at public expense

United Kingdom - June 4 2020 The Defendant appealed a High Court decision which had found that in order for a path to be considered a highway maintainable at public expense it…

Significant low-exposure asbestos decision considers Fairchild ‘material increase in risk’ principle

United Kingdom - May 21 2020 The Defendant had advanced a de minimis defence. Litigators have struggled with the utility of such defences for many years given the circular…

Costs: Claimant penalised for change from legal aid funding to CFA

United Kingdom - May 20 2020 The Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal from a Claimant seeking to recover a success fee and ATE premium in a clinical negligence case. The…

Staff anxiety and stress is a risk factor for insurers

United Kingdom - May 20 2020 Employees working in the insurance sector may not face the same type of stress as those employed in the emergency services or education, but the need…