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Subcontractor’s insurance derailed by non-disclosure and misrepresentation
  • Mayer Brown
  • United Kingdom
  • September 23 2015

A tunnelling subcontractor installed a micro-tunnel for power cables under a railway line. Ground settlement above the tunnel was greater than


Just how hard is it to exclude liability for negligence?
  • Mayer Brown
  • United Kingdom
  • February 26 2013

Attempting to exclude liability for negligence may not be the best way to start a contractual relationship and it is certainly not the easiest. It is


Are you keeping something exceptionally dangerous or mischievous
  • Mayer Brown
  • United Kingdom
  • February 26 2013

In the days when negligence law was being invented, the overflowing of Mr Rylands' reservoir into Mr Fletcher's colliery produced a case that imposed


Court finds black hole is not a dead loss
  • Mayer Brown
  • United Kingdom
  • May 29 2012

It’s a bit like losing your car keys.


References dealing with un-investigated allegations
  • Mayer Brown
  • United Kingdom
  • October 27 2011

A helpful Court of Appeal decision has clarified the position for employers when giving references where allegations about an ex-employee’s capability or conduct come to light after they have left.


And the meaning of “gross negligence” is...?
  • Mayer Brown
  • United Kingdom
  • September 21 2011

Negligence is a familiar concept in English law but what does the term “gross negligence” mean in a contract?


Many a false word written in haste
  • Mayer Brown
  • United Kingdom
  • June 30 2011

The case of McKie v Swindon College acts as a reminder of the dangers of email.


How much does it cost to stop a train?
  • Mayer Brown
  • United Kingdom
  • March 31 2011

Recovery of economic loss caused by negligence is a sensitive legal issue, but what if the economic loss is consequent upon physical damage?


If you want to exclude negligence say so
  • Mayer Brown
  • United Kingdom
  • July 26 2010

A crane hire standard form contract said that the hirer would indemnify the crane owner against "all claims by any person whatsoever" for injury to persons or property.


A developer’s profits go up in smoke - but are they recoverable?
  • Mayer Brown
  • United Kingdom
  • July 26 2010

A subcontract plumber negligently caused substantial fire damage to a house being developed, which was close to completion.