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The appeal of being prepared to appeal

Alice Morrissey |

In 2015, Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring caught the attention of the Daily Mail when she painted her Kensington townhouse in a striking red and white candy stripe colour scheme.  The property was the subject of a long-running planning dispute between Ms Lisle-Mainwaring and her disgruntled neighbours who objected to her application to demolish the property.  The Daily […]

Buyer’s solicitor beware

Alice Morrissey |

We now live in a world where identify theft is commonplace and fraudsters are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their pursuit of unsuspecting victims as modern technology helps to facilitate their dastardly deeds. The recent cases of Dreamvar (UK) Ltd v Mishcon de Reya (Dreamvar) and P&P Property Ltd v Owen White and Catlin LLP (P&P) […]

Lost in translation: a cautionary tale

Alice Morrissey |

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

Alice Morrissey |

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

Alice Morrissey |

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 […]