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Misrepresentation remedies: Court of Appeal clarification

August 24 2015 A recent case has provided welcome clarification on the remedies available for misrepresentation. Walker Morris’ Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution…

Without Prejudice Privilege: Rule, rationale and recent cases

April 8 2016 If a communication between negotiating parties has without prejudice privilege it will not be admissible in court and therefore cannot be adduced as…

Who owns the copyright in “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”?

March 24 2016 John Frederick Coots may not be a household name but he wrote a song that we all know. "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town", written in 1934, is one of…

Malicious prosecution of civil proceedings: Claimants should proceed with caution

May 10 2019 In 2016 the Supreme Court established the tort of malicious prosecution in civil proceedings. In the first such claim to be tried, Willers v Joyce…

Claims in deceit - some points to note

May 5 2016 There are three types of misrepresentation: fraudulent, negligent and innocent. Fraudulent misrepresentation is the most serious and requires the…

Employment legislation tracker - May 2019

May 23 2019 Employers with over 250 employees must publish details of their gender pay gap (and bonus pay gap) on their website. Employers must calculate their…

Fracking, protestors and injunctions against ‘persons unknown’: Court of Appeal offers guidance amid controversial context

May 22 2019 In the recent case of Boyd v Ineos Upstream, a hotly anticipated appeal involving fracking protestors, the Court of Appeal has…

Newsflash: New Section 21 Notice Form 6A released

May 15 2019 On 1 June 2019 a new Section 21 Notice Form 6A will replace the current version. This is to coincide with the commencement of the Tenant Fees Act…

Push payment fraud and freezing injunctions

May 13 2019 Walker Morris’ Banking & Finance Litigation specialists highlight the latest case concerning an injunction to freeze bank accounts used to deposit…

Malicious prosecution of civil proceedings: Claimants should proceed with caution

May 10 2019 In 2016 the Supreme Court established the tort of malicious prosecution in civil proceedings. In the first such claim to be tried, Willers v Joyce…