In this week’s Commercial Disputes Weekly, find out the latest on amendments to costs budgets, when a party can be joined to existing proceedings, and why the Court of Appeal described an application as being “redolent with illegitimate collateral purposes, subterfuge and manifest unfairness”.
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This article examines Thailand’s recent high profile case on hotel defamation and the Computer Crimes Act, and considers significant issues that travel and tourism-related OTAs, websites and platforms should be aware of.
In this week’s Commercial Disputes Weekly find out the English’s court’s view on whether a “material adverse effect” clause could cover the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the Court of Appeal’s decision in a case raising important issues on misuse of confidential information and the tort of conspiracy to injure by unlawful means.