Data Risk and Protection – Still Not Ready?

23 October 2019

Over a year following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), a huge proportion of companies operating in Europe are not complaint with the rules, placing them at significant risk of hefty fines. At the same time, data mismanagement and poor data security means that cyber risk can be a major threat to business.

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Methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution: Early Neutral Evaluation

15 October 2019

One of the features of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), which govern court procedure in civil actions in England and Wales, is encouraging parties to seek to resolve their dispute by means of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), rather than litigating claims all the way to trial.

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Exclusion of Expert Evidence Maintained

15 October 2019

The Commercial Court has refused an application to set aside a tribunal decision that excluded a party’s expert evidence report.

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The Foundations of a Claim – Do I have a Construction Contract?

15 October 2019

A recent case in the Technology and Construction Court (Universal Sealants (UK) Ltd (t/a USL Bridgecare) v Sanders Plant and Waste Management Ltd ) looked at the consequences of when a contract related to construction is not in fact a “construction contract”

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The Strength of Open Justice

15 October 2019

The Supreme Court stresses the fundamental importance of open justice and confirms the Court’s inherent jurisdiction to allow access to Court documents to third parties. Will this lead to a flood of hopeful applications from prying third parties? Only time will tell… 

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Challenging CVAs – It’s a Challenge

15 October 2019

Approximately 16 high street stores have closed their doors every day in the first half of 2019, while only nine opened, resulting in a net decline of 1,234 chain stores on Britain’s top 500 high streets. Many chains entered into Company Voluntary Arrangements to manage their financial troubles, but such arrangements can prejudice the interests of some creditors.

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