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Determining expenses and remuneration priorities: Legal Q&A

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Peter Reynolds and Edward Greig explain the risks facing administrators when dealing with their remuneration and administration expenses. Please click here for PDF of article.


Expert hot-tubbing

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The Civil Justice Council’s Civil Litigation Review Working Group has released a report on the rarely used provisions in the CPR for “hot-tubbing” expert witnesses.  Hot-tubbing was introduced in 2013 as part of the Jackson reforms.  It involves judge-led questioning and the court hearing concurrent evidence from experts in a particular field. The working group […]


Supreme Court considers penalty clauses

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The Supreme Court clarified the contractual penalty rule in a decision on appeals, Cavendish Square Holding BV v Talal El Makdessi and ParkingEye Limited v Beavis.  The Supreme Court held that the underlying rationale for the rule had been misunderstood and the established test was applied over-literally and poorly adapted to modern commerce.  The Supreme Court […]


Supreme Court considers penalty clauses

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The Supreme Court clarified the contractual penalty rule in a decision on appeals, Cavendish Square Holding BV v Talal El Makdessi and ParkingEye Limited v Beavis.  The Supreme Court held that the underlying rationale for the rule had been misunderstood and the established test was applied over-literally and poorly adapted to modern commerce.  The Supreme Court […]


Watch what you say – anti-oral variation clauses don’t prevent oral variation

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The Court of Appeal has held that a contract can be varied orally despite containing a clause which requires any variation to be in writing and signed. In MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd v Rock Advertising Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 553, Rock occupied MWB’s managed offices as a licensee.  During the course of a 12 […]