13 February 2020Ducks are a traditional wedding gift in Korea, but before you make that big proposal this Valentine’s Day, it is important that you give some thought to getting your own ducks in a row. We take a look at what you should be thinking about now if you plan to propose this weekend and then later in advance of the wedding. The perfect ring Whilst the wearing of an engagement ring has become customary, it was Pope Innocent III in the early 13th Century who declared that a couple engaged to be married should wear a ring to signify their commitment to each other during the period between...
22 January 2020
Commercial agents are special. They enjoy a unique legal position and enjoy a suite of legal rights and protections . A number of the core rights and protections enjoyed by commercial agents are absolute and will endure regardless of what the commercial agent and principal agree. But what does this mean in practice, and how can you identify whether you are, or have retained, a commercial agent to which such rights apply?Read more
22 January 2020
The Court continues to emphasise the importance of parties to litigation or potential litigation attempting to resolve their dispute by alternative means, and may penalise parties for not doing so. This article explores some of the more common alternative procedures.Read more
The Court of Appeal has unanimously restored a worldwide freezing injunction against a defendant’s mother, in a useful reminder of the evidence necessary to show a risk of assets being disseminated.
The Court of Appeal has allowed the appeal of Privatbank against a High Court judgment dismissing its claim against foreign domiciled defendants on the basis that the bank had inappropriately pursued claims against English domiciled defendants for the “sole purpose” of attaching English jurisdiction to the former group. The decision helpfully clarifies the position on the use of so-called “anchor defendants”.
Tesco has recently failed in its attempt to strike out claims by investors seeking to recover losses in respect of their investment decisions to buy and sell shares in Tesco, which the Claimants claimed were made in reliance on untrue or misleading information published by the supermarket chain.
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