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Fool me once: the finality of settlement in the face of fraud

The Supreme Court's decision to unravel a settlement agreement influenced by misrepresentation means that there is now little comfort in the finality and certainty of settlement.
02 August 2016

Personal liability for director's failure to obtain adequate employer's liability cover?

The Supreme Court has held that a director was not personally liable for an insolvent company’s failure to obtain and maintain employers’ liability insurance as required by statute.
29 July 2016

Illegality revisited – how deep does the rot go?

The Supreme Court has revisited the murky waters of the defence of illegality and found that the courts must apply a flexible, public policy test when considering arrangements tainted by illegality.
28 July 2016

Delegate carefully or risk liability

Leigh Day found not to have discharged its duty of care.
25 July 2016

The Supreme Court clarifies when lying to an insurer will invalidate insurance claims

The Supreme Court has held that 'collateral' lies told to an insurer in support of a policy claim will not prevent recovery where the lies are immaterial to the insured's right to recover.
25 July 2016

Brexit in court – The High Court hears Article 50 challenge

Following the first hearing of cases being brought against the government regarding Brexit, details are emerging of the government's view on how and when Article 50 may be invoked.
20 July 2016

Brexit: what next for the food and drink sector?

What does the referendum vote to withdraw from the EU mean for Food and Drink businesses, and what happens next?
24 June 2016

What next for Interest Rate Hedging Products and mis-selling?

Businesses which purchased interest rate hedging products (IRHPs) to protect themselves against the threat of interest rate rises are now arguing that the products were mis-sold.
15 June 2016


6 years in prison for reckless disregard of nut allergy

It has recently been reported that a curry house owner was convicted of gross negligence and sentenced to six years imprisonment after the death of a customer with a nut allergy kind.
01 June 2016


New corporate offences for failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion

The Government has accelerated plans to introduce a new strict liability corporate offence for failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion in the UK and overseas.
18 May 2016

Third parties’ improved rights to claim against insurers

The Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 (the 2010 Act) will finally come into force from 1 August 2016
10 May 2016

Policyholders gain the right to sue insurers for late payment of claims

The Enterprise Bill has now received Royal Assent and will come into force on 4 May 2017 as the Enterprise Act 2016.
06 May 2016

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