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Can ATE insurance constitute adequate security for costs?


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 […]

Lost in translation: a cautionary tale


The recent case of Frenkel v Lyampert and others [2017] EWHC 2223 (Ch) has highlighted the importance for parties involved in litigation in England & Wales to give early and careful consideration to the English language skills of non-native speakers giving evidence in court proceedings. The case resulted from the breakdown of the relationship between […]

CIArb Business Arbitration


The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) has launched a new Business Arbitration Scheme (BAS) which aims to provide a simple and cost-effective form of arbitration for claims in the region of £5,000 to £100,000 in value.  The CIArb is a non-profit membership organisation whose focus is on providing alternative dispute resolution services and training to […]

Predictive coding in disclosure exercises


In Pyrrho Investments Ltd v MWB Property Ltd & Ors [2016] EWHC 256 (Ch), the English High Court has recently approved the use of predictive coding in the disclosure stage of High Court proceedings. In a nutshell, predictive coding is the practice of electronic document review carried out by sophisticated computer software rather than by […]