Does Covid-19 constitute a force majeure event? Will the English courts allow parties outside the jurisdiction to attend a remote hearing? When can documents obtained from a Norwich Pharmacal application be used? Find out the answers to these questions and more in the latest Commercial Disputes Weekly.
What law governs the award of interest on damages, how do you determine the correct counterfactual when assessing damages for breach of contract, and when will the English court make an anonymity order? Find out the answers to all these questions and more in the latest Commercial Disputes Weekly.
In this week’s Commercial Disputes Weekly find out what the Supreme Court had to say on the application of the new policy-based approach to the illegality defence, plus an unusual anti-suit injunction case, Court of Appeal decisions on Part 36 offers and service, and the latest in litigation concerning the hit song “Shape of You”.
In a special 50th edition of the Commercial Disputes Weekly, we bring together some of the most significant decisions of the English courts from the past 12 months. WFW acted for the successful party on three of them.
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”.
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.
In this week’s Commercial Disputes Weekly, discover the final word from the Supreme Court on the law applicable to arbitration agreements, as well as how the rule on reflective loss is being applied and what happened in a case where WFW acted for the successful claimant lenders when allegations of undue influence were made.
In this week’s Commercial Disputes Weekly the English court shows that it won’t be shy about holding parties to their contractual bargains, whether by issuing anti-suit injunctions or by applying a strict interpretation to the exclusive jurisdiction rules under the Brussels Recast Regulation. Plus the latest decision relating to the construction of the Energy Works Hull power plant and an interesting decision on the scope of legal professional privilege.
Find out how the English courts are applying the Bresco decision on adjudication and insolvency in this week’s Commercial Disputes Weekly, along with a Court of Appeal decision on the meaning of “goodwill”, and comments from the Admiralty Registrar on procedure in Admiralty claims.
Are communications with foreign in-house lawyers covered by privilege under English law? Can you amend a claim after trial? What happened in the FCA’s business interruption test case? Find out the answers to all this and more in this week’s Commercial Disputes Weekly.