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Claims for loss of profit
  • 1 Chancery Lane
  • United Kingdom
  • October 15 2012

Where a party asserts that a breach of contract or the commission of a tort has caused him to lose profit he would otherwise have made, the first question to ask is whether or not on the particular facts that type of loss is recoverable as a matter of law.

Directors' indemnities under the Companies Act 2006
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • November 9 2010

In the current financial climate, as shareholders and other third parties are more aware of the duties and responsibilities of directors and their rights in relation to bringing errant directors to account, directors may be increasingly exposed to claims for personal liability for their own wrongdoing.

The interplay between concurrent liability in tort and contract: a claimant’s perspective
  • Bolt Burdon Kemp
  • United Kingdom
  • September 18 2015

Traditional contract and tort claims exist mutually exclusively as distinct and separate actions. However, when one considers potential causes of

Tort of inducement to breach of contract requires actual knowledge and an intention to interfere
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 23 2007

The House of Lords (HL) has delivered a significant decision on the scope of economic torts and, in particular, the distinction between the tort of procuring a breach of contract and the tort of unlawful interference.

Derivative actions under the Companies Act 2006
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • United Kingdom
  • September 28 2007

Derivative actions are claims brought by individual shareholders, acting on behalf of a company, against the company’s directors.

Camarata - the meaning of "gross negligence"
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • April 1 2011

English law has traditionally been unable and unwilling to draw a distinction between "gross negligence" and "ordinary negligence" and in that sense "gross negligence" does not exist in English law.

Choice of law clauses for non-contractual claims the impact of Rome II
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • March 30 2009

A recent European Union Regulation (EU Council Regulation (EC) No. 8642007, known as Rome II) allows parties to commercial contracts to choose the law that will apply to certain non-contractual disputes between them.

Limiting and disclaiming liability: one clause can make all the difference
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 31 2007

Over the past 20 years, the accounting profession has been increasingly subject to professional negligence actions.

Damages for inconvenience and distress
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 30 2007

A fairly common question clients ask is whether damages can be awarded for distress and inconvenience.

Orchard v Lee
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 14 2009

On 27 January 2004 Sebastian Lee, then aged 13, was playing tag with another boy at school.