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Warranties may not be your biggest worry: hard lessons from a real deal
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • September 26 2011

H plc, a Stock Exchange listed company, wanted to sell a manufacturing subsidiary, Target.


Tenant’s fit-out works: whose risk? whose insurance?
  • Nabarro LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 13 2011

An agreement for lease or a licence to alter often allows for fit-out works to be carried out by the tenant.


High Court considers apportionment of liability following fatal accident involving inflatable art installation
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 10 2011

Dreamspace V was an artistic creation of the late Maurice Agis.


Supreme Court sheds new light on Aveling Barford and unlawful distributions of capital to shareholders
  • Wedlake Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • January 18 2011

Under common law, any distribution of a company's assets to a shareholder, except in accordance with specific statutory procedures (such as, for instance, a winding up of the company) is a return of capital which is unlawful and ultra vires the company, so cannot be ratified by the shareholders.


Liability limitation
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 9 2010

Historically solicitors have rather lagged behind other professions (notably the accountants) in employing measures to limit their liability.


Court of Appeal extends rule on recovery for pure economic loss in negligence
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • May 14 2010

The claim arose out of the explosion at the Buncefield refinery in December 2005.


Private equity limited liability partnerships the best of both worlds?
  • Nabarro LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2010

The Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000 (the "Act") introduced a new entity called the English Limited Liability Partnership (the "LLP") in April 2009 which has rapidly become the vehicle of choice for the UK based managers of alternative funds.


The net effect of net contribution clauses
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 13 2010

Net contribution clauses are frequently found in collateral warranties.


Can a shareholder claim for share dealing losses?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 22 2009

The High Court dismissed a group of shareholders' claims for damages against Cable & Wireless plc based on breaches of the listing rules and the market abuse provisions of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA).


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.