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Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton UK LLP 2018 EWHC 963 (Comm) - Accountants had not assumed responsibility for economic losses flowing from negligent accounting treatment
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • United Kingdom
  • September 25 2018

MBS' claim against GT for £48.5M largely failed. Applying SAAMCo principles, GT was found not liable for the economic consequences of MBS entering

English High Court Confirms the Strict Duty of Full and Frank Disclosure
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 24 2018

English High Court confirms that without notice applicants are under an onerous duty to satisfy the requirement of full and frank disclosure. In the

Remedies for Patent Infringement in the Medical Sector
  • Slaughter and May
  • USA, United Kingdom, European Union
  • September 24 2018

Patent monopolies in the medical sector have always been controversial, with the need to promote and fairly compensate innovation on the one hand, and

Third party redevelopment meant lease renewal could be opposed
  • Shoosmiths LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 21 2018

A recent case has confirmed that a landlord was entitled to oppose its tenant's lease renewal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 where

Force Majeure, Alternative Modes of Performance and “Eggs in one Basket”
  • Quadrant Chambers
  • United Kingdom
  • September 18 2018

A contract contains two modes of performance, A or B. Historically, the obligor has used mode A which becomes unavailable due to a natural disaster

Privilege no defence to notice requiring production of client’s privileged documents to regulator
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 18 2018

The High Court has held that an audit client could not withhold documents on grounds of privilege when responding to a notice requiring the production

Service of US proceedings in the UK under the Hague Convention
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • USA, United Kingdom
  • September 18 2018

In today’s global economic landscape, more and more US corporations are conducting business in foreign jurisdictions, and entering into contractual

Brexit, cross-border mergers and SEs
  • Brodies LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • September 18 2018

With the anticipated date of Brexit approaching, groups that operate in the UK and in the rest of Europe have had to consider whether it would be

Contentious trust and probate quarterly round-up summer 2018
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • September 17 2018

The High Court was asked to determine whether a proprietary estoppel operated in favour of the youngest of five children, the only son, such as to

High Court finds that SFO can compel production of documents held outside UK
  • Osborne Clarke
  • United Kingdom
  • September 17 2018

In a significant judgment handed down on 6 September 2018, the High Court held that the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) can compel the production of