Professional negligence for gratuitous services

6 December 2018

In Burgess & Anor v Lejonvarn [2018] EWHC 3166 (TCC), the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has rejected a negligence claim against an architect for gratuitous services which she provided for her friends in connection with a landscape gardening project.

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Mind Your Words: Entire Agreement Clause fails to act as bar to misrepresentation claim

6 December 2018

On appeal to the High Court has held that an entire agreement clause that did not expressly exclude liability for misrepresentation was not effective in excluding misrepresentation claims.

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The Expanding Reach of the SFO

6 December 2018

In R (On The Application Of KBR Inc) v The Director of the Serious Fraud Office [2018], the High Court confirmed, for the first time, the SFO’s ability to compel the production of documents held by a foreign company located outside the jurisdiction, where there is was ‘sufficient connection’ between the company and the UK.

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“No-deal Brexit: civil and commercial cooperation” guidance published by the Law Society

6 December 2018

Last month the Law Society published guidance for solicitors, concerning civil and commercial cooperation between the UK and EU member states in the event of a “no deal” Brexit.

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If you don’t ask…sometimes you do get!

6 December 2018

Court sets aside arbitration award for serious irregularity on the basis that sole arbitrator grants relief which neither party asked for.

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