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Corporate fraud in the UK: Is reform of the ‘directing mind and will’ test imminent?

Given the SFO Director’s recent description of the UK’s system for prosecuting corporate fraud as ‘antiquated’, is reform of the law in this area now imminent?

25 February 2020

Time to decide...how to exercise contractual discretion five years after the Braganza case

Contracts often allow parties to make decisions but recent cases show that there may be strings attached and that decisions can be challenged by the courts
13 February 2020

Contract execution: past, present and future

Smart contracts could revolutionise aspects of the construction industry. However, a recent case highlights some of the hurdles to overcome before the UKJT’s digital vision can be fully realised
23 December 2019

Collateral warranties: How long is your liability in Scotland?

We comment on the recent Court of Session (Inner House) decision on limitation periods under a collateral warranty in Scotland. The Scottish position once again reflects the position in England
13 November 2019

Unpicking UK cannabis regulation

Piecing together the regulatory status of cannabis in the UK is not straightforward. Here we unpick the strands to summarise the current regulatory regime and what the future might offer
25 October 2019

Can a non-party access court documents? Yes, but only if you need them.

Non-parties may want to review court documents from proceedings in which they are not involved. The Supreme Court has clarified in Cape v Dring what they can obtain and how.
05 August 2019

Why is a change to allergen labelling laws necessary and what will happen next?

Following a consultation earlier this year, the government has announced it will be implementing a change to the laws around allergen labelling
16 July 2019

Top Tips for Terminating Contracts

Matthew Walker from the firm's Dispute Resolution team discusses the key points to consider when terminating contracts

11 June 2019

A to Z of construction disputes: Avoidance and resolution – Part 2: N to Z

This two-part article explains some of the key concepts that anyone involved in the construction industry needs to know in order to avoid or resolve construction disputes
28 May 2019

A to Z of construction disputes: Avoidance and resolution – Part 1: A to M

This two-part article explains some of the key concepts that anyone involved in the construction industry needs to know in order to avoid or resolve construction disputes
14 May 2019

Safeway Ltd v Newton & Other: Advocate General Tanchev of the CJEU delivers his opinion

Advocate General proposes EU law prohibition on retrospectively introducing equality in retirement ages applies even where such change was permissible under UK law.

28 March 2019

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Unfair Prejudice Circular

This circular examines a number of unfair prejudice petitions that came before the courts recently. We discuss what these cases tell us about how the courts are currently approaching a range of issues
20 March 2019
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