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Wasted Costs Applied to BVI Duties on an Ex Parte Application
  • Ogier
  • USA, United Kingdom
  • June 20 2017

The BVI Commercial Court has just provided guidance on wasted costs principles and their application to the duties of an applicant's legal

Harry Potter and the Untraced Driver
  • BLM
  • United Kingdom
  • May 26 2017

The above is hardly a title to inspire fans of JK Rowling’s most famous character. However, there is a strong link to her best-selling books about the

Introduction to civil proceedings in England
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • September 29 2011

English civil law comprises essentially legislation by Parliament and decisions by the courts.

Commissioner issues first monetary penalty notices
  • Bird & Bird LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 25 2010

The Information Commissioner's power to fine for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act came into force on 6 April 2010.

Barristers: divinity not required
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • July 17 2009

When he delivered his judgment in Pritchard Joyce & Hinds v Batcup Underhill J said that he had striven to avoid hindsight and had reminded himself that the central issue he had to decide was whether any reasonably competent barrister would have given the advice that it was alleged should have been given by S and B (leading and junior counsel), not what he himself, or indeed, any other particular barrister in S and B’s position, might have advised.

Recovery of costs as damages
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 14 2007

Following the discussion of the decision in National Westminster Bank plc v Rabobank Nederland in Litigation Update November 2007 in which costs incurred as result of a breach of an anti-suit agreement were assessed on the indemnity rather than the standard basis, the point has come before the Court of Appeal.

Corporate strategy & finance
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 23 2007

After the early implementation of the first parts of the Companies Act 2006 (Act), principally those dealing with the bringing into force of the provisions of the Transparency Directive Part 43 which came into force in January 2007 and the Takeover Directive Part 28 which comes into force in April 2007, the government announced at the end of February the implementation timetable for the whole of the Act.

When can a defendant rely on a laches defence?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 14 2007

Laches enables the court to refuse to grant equitable relief (eg for specific performance of a contract or an injunction) where delay by the claimant makes it unfair to grant the relief sought.

Barbara S. Polsky
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP