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Supreme Court reformulates test for when a claim will fail due to illegality
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 25 2016

The Supreme Court has established a new approach to the question of whether a defendant will be able to rely on the defence of illegality: Patel


A new tort - malicious prosecution of civil proceedings
  • Mayer Brown
  • United Kingdom
  • July 22 2016

On 20 July 2016, a nine member panel of the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in Willers v Joyce and Anor (in substitution for and in their


Supreme Court finds tort of malicious prosecution extends to civil claims
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 21 2016

The Supreme Court has held, by a majority of 5 to 4, that the tort of malicious prosecution is available for civil as well as criminal claims: Willers


Kumarasamy v Edwards 2016 UKSC 40; judgment 13 July 2016
  • Tanfield Chambers
  • United Kingdom
  • July 13 2016

The case concerned an assured shorthold tenant of a flat, Mr Edwards, who tripped over a raised edge of a paving slab when taking his rubbish from


Supreme Court overturns Court of Appeal decision applying Reynolds privilege
  • Baker McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • March 30 2012

In a recent decision (Flood v Times Newspapers Limited 2012 UKSC 11), the Supreme Court overturned a Court of Appeal decision holding that the defence of Reynolds privilege applied.


The property rights of unmarried couples: the courts have ruled - is it fair?
  • Wedlake Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • November 9 2011

The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in the case of an unmarried cohabiting couple, Jones v Kernott 2011 UKSC 53.


Supreme Court decides on legality of Scottish pleural plaques legislation
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 26 2011

The Supreme Court has published its decision in the case of AXA General Insurance Limited and others v The Lord Advocate and Others 2011 UKSC 46 in which AXA and other insurers (the Insurers) appealed against the decision of the Inner House of the Court of Session regarding the legality of the Damages (Asbestos-Related Conditions) (Scotland) Act 2009 (the 2009 Act).


Pleural plaques legislation
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 24 2011

Axa and other insurers failed once again in their challenge to the Damages (Asbestos-related Conditions) (Scotland) Act 2009 which makes pleural plaques an actionable injury in Scotland, reversing the effect of the House of Lords’ decision in Rothwell v Chemical and Insulating Co Ltd.


AXA General Insurance Limited and others v The Lord Advocate and others
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 14 2011

The Supreme Court recently released its judgment in the case of AXA General Insurance Limited and others v The Lord Advocate and others.


Asbestos victims supported by Supreme Court
  • Morton Fraser
  • United Kingdom
  • October 11 2011

The Supreme Court (previously the House of Lords) has issued its decision in the judicial review brought by AXA and various other insurance companies.