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New tricks for summary judgment
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • July 31 2011

When summary judgment motions were first introduced to Ontario, they promised to reduce costs, shorten the length of trial, and free up court resources to reduce the strain on the legal system.


Before you take the plunge Part 4. focusing an opponent's mind on settlement
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • April 27 2011

Making an offer of settlement under Part 36 of the Civil Procedure Rules (Part 36) is one of the most crucial tactical steps in litigation.


Civil litigation funding and costs - reform is on the way
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • March 30 2011

The stated aim in the Government's response to Lord Justice Jackson's Civil Litigation Costs Review (brief details of which can be found here) is to ensure that meritorious claims will be resolved at more proportionate cost, while deterring unnecessary or avoidable claims from progressing to court.


Energy Performance Certificates - new regulations published
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • September 18 2008

Since 6 April 2008, Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) have been required on the construction, sale or letting of buildings over 10,000m².


Winning and losing under Part 36
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • May 13 2008

Although Part 36 seeks to impose some degree of certainty as to costs, costs are ultimately in the discretion of the court.


Estate management - regulations
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • March 28 2008

The case of Shah v Colvia Management Company Ltd concerned a large industrial estate where each unit was let on a long lease.


LGPS: new ill-health pension benefits
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • January 17 2008

The new Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) will be introduced from 1 April 2008.


European Court of Justice health and safety ruling ”best possible” result for the U.K.
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • September 19 2007

A key decision in the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”), dated June 14, 2007, saw the U.K. win a significant law suit against the European Commission over its interpretation of health and safety legislation.


Budget 2007: VAT and other indirect taxes
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • March 22 2007

The taxable turnover threshold at which a person must register for VAT will increase from £61,000 to £64,000.


Scott E. Foster
  • Gowling WLG