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Gowling WLG | United Kingdom | 24 Nov 2009

Voluntary v compulsory liquidation

Where "prejudice" is suffered by a creditor or contributory, the court can order a compulsory liquidation despite a voluntary liquidation having already been entered into.


Gowling WLG | United Kingdom | 20 Aug 2009

Service provisions

A solicitor's fax number on its headed notepaper of itself should not be taken as confirmation that service of a claim form can take place by fax.


Gowling WLG | United Kingdom | 22 Jul 2009

Costs penalty for late withdrawal from mediation

The courts are keen to encourage parties to explore means of alternative dispute resolution once litigation has commenced and will penalise parties in costs for unreasonably refusing to agree to mediate.


Gowling WLG | United Kingdom | 22 Jul 2009

"Without prejudice"

For the "without prejudice" rule to apply to correspondence between parties, so as to preclude that correspondence from being put before the court in evidence, there has to be an underlying dispute between the parties.


Gowling WLG | United Kingdom | 23 Mar 2009

Without prejudice correspondence and acknowledgement of title

"Without prejudice" correspondence is not admissible (save in exceptional circumstances) in subsequent proceedings between the same parties.

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