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Quantum and loss of chance
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 23 2011

The Court of Appeal reviewed the circumstances in which it is appropriate to apply a loss of chance approach to the assessment of damages, and in particular to claims for loss of profit


Email acceptance of offer
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 26 2010

There is no authority to say whether an email acceptance is effective when it arrives or at the time when the offeror could reasonably have been expected to read it


Standard Life Assurance Ltd v ACE European Group financial mis-selling claims
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 2 2012

The claimant, Standard Life, claimed under its professional indemnity insurance for about £100 million spent to mitigate the risk of anticipated claims arising from the mis-selling of its Standard Life Pension Sterling Fund (the Fund


Defective Part 36 offers
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 30 2012

An offer which is stated to be made in accordance with Part 36 can still fail to qualify as a Part 36 offer, if it fails to comply with the formal requirements of CPR 36.2


The merger doctrine
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 24 2011

Parties who have had a dispute heard by a judicial tribunal of competent jurisdiction should not be allowed to litigate the same issues in the courts


Jurisdiction clauses
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 30 2010

This case concerns a series of complex agreements relating to equities and foreign exchange trading concluded between the claimant, an investment bank domiciled in Germany, and the defendant company incorporated in the Turks and Caicos Islands


Time bars and estoppel
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 28 2011

Although there is no general duty owed by one party to litigation to correct the mistakes of the other, there are circumstances in which deliberately allowing the other party to continue in a mistaken belief will be unconscionable


Nayyar v Denton Wilde Sapte and Advani successful ex turpi causa defence
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 28 2010

The court applied the ex turpi causa rule and dismissed the claims against Denton Wilde Sapte and a solicitor employed by the firm in its India Group


Liability of parent company to subsidiary’s employees
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 26 2012

A parent company can owe a direct duty of care to its subsidiary’s employees in appropriate circumstances, which is independent of any questions of vicarious liability or piercing the corporate veil


Post-judgment interest on costs
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 2 2012

The Court of Appeal has held that Judgments Act 1838 interest on costs runs from the date the order is made (the incipitur rule) and not the date costs are assessed (the allocatur rule