Can ATE insurance constitute adequate security for costs?

19 February 2018

The Court of Appeal in Premier Motorauctions Ltd (in liquidation) v Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP[1] has considered the extent to which an After the Event (ATE) insurance policy is relevant when the court is considering granting security for costs. The case is significant because it raises questions of principle which had not previously been considered at an […]

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A tale of Two Right Feet: indemnity costs for baby business

12 February 2018

The tale of Two Right Feet Limited reminds us of the importance of investigating and considering the merits of a claim prior to commencing proceedings, and the dangers of forging ahead with speculative litigation. In July 2017 a judgment of the High Court of Justice in Two Right Feet Limited (In Liquidation) v National Westminster […]

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Is a UK parent liable for the conduct of its foreign subsidiary?

5 February 2018

In a landmark decision in Lungowe v Vedanta Resources Plc[1] the Court of Appeal has ruled that a number of claimants can pursue their claim against a Zambian mining company and its English parent in the English courts despite the claim’s limited connection to England. The decision has widened the scope of potential claims against […]

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Chambers UK ranks Fladgate’s fraud team

5 February 2018

Fladgate LLP is delighted that its fraud team has been ranked in Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2018. Editorial states that “Sophia Purkis of Fladgate LLP handles civil fraud work, with considerable experience in complex cross-border work. Market sources say: “She is extremely experienced, very easy-going, really into the detail and a very […]

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Legal 500 ranks Fladgate’s dispute resolution team

5 February 2018

Fladgate LLP is delighted that its dispute resolution team has been ranked in the recently launched 2017 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. Editorial states: Fraud: civil “Fladgate LLP’s ‘excellent partner-led litigation team’ wins plaudits for its ‘great commercial approach and solid judgement’, and is ‘a strong contender in the […]

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