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Where a defendant has agreed to indemnify a claimant in respect of actual liabilities, the defendant is not estopped from challenging the existence or amount of the claimant’s liability to a third party
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 17 2011

The Claimant was engaged by a company to provide engineering services for buildings which subsequently sustained substantial damage.


Admiralty Court finds that it has jurisdiction to determine a personal injury claim brought by an Indian employee for injuries sustained whilst working on board a vessel flagged in the Marshal Islands
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 10 2011

The Respondent, an Indian national, was injured whilst working on board the Applicant Owner’s vessel, which was registered in the Marshall Islands.


The phrase “terms and conditions available upon request” could incorporate terms of trading into a contract
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 3 2010

The Court of Appeal considered the meaning and effect of the phrase "terms and conditions available on request" in Rooney and another v CSE Bournemouth Ltd.


Service out of the jurisdiction method of service
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 31 2009

In the case of Olafsson v Foreign and Commonwealth Office 2009 All ER (D) 224 the court said that it was not unreasonable for a claimant to pursue the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for damages in respect of their admitted negligence in failing to properly serve defamation proceedings in Iceland, rather than issuing further proceedings and seeking to enforce them in Iceland.


Ship-Source Pollution Directive
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 31 2009

The Merchant Shipping (Implementation of Ship-Source Pollution Directive) Regulations 2009 (20091210) come into force on the 1st of July 2009.


Indemnity costs
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2009

In Colour Quest Ltd & Ors (Claimants) v (1) Total Downstream UK Plc (2) Total UK Ltd (3) Hertfordshire Oil Storage Ltd (Defendants) : (1) Total Downstream UK Plc (2) Total UK Ltd (Part 20 Claimants) v Chevron Ltd (1st Part 20 DefendantThird Party) & Total Milford Haven Refinery Ltd (Fourth Party) & Hertfordshire Oil Storage Ltd (2nd Part 20 Defendant) - Lawtel 23.4.09 the Commercial Court determined applications for indemnity costs and interest following its decision on preliminary issues in proceedings arising out of the Buncefield oil storage depot explosion.