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By Richard Harrison, Niya Phiri
We report on the Solicitors Regulation Authority's imminent consultation on introducing a whistle-blowing policy to the SRA Handbook for the first time.
By Chris Holme
At the Conservative Party conference yesterday, the Chancellor announced two significant changes in relation to tribunal claims, following the consultation "Resolving Workplace Disputes", which was published at the beginning of the year.
By Pádraig Walsh
In our October 2010 e-bulletin we reported on recommendations by the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) for an Equal Opportunities Tribunal (EOT) in Hong Kong.
By Emily Harwood, Caroline Brader-Smith, Claire Dyson, Warren Ganesh, Sapna Garg, Lyall Hickson, Andrew Horton, Patric McGonigal, Francesca Morley, Judith Pastrana
The Marine, Energy and Trade team publish a regular newsletter, the Marine, Energy and Trade notes, in which recent legal developments are reviewed: new case law, changing legislation, and new areas of potential liability.
By Francesca Morley
TTMI challenged the decision of an arbitrator to strike out its claim against Statoil ASA (Statoil) on the ground that there was no contract between the two parties and therefore no arbitration agreement.
By Judith Pastrana
The term "strike" contained in an exclusion clause within a berth charterparty extended to include the congestion period which followed the "strike" itself.
By Judith Pastrana
The Court of Appeal rejects a guarantor's attempts to deny its liability under Advance Payment Guarantees following the novation of shipbuilding contracts under Korean law.
By Judith Pastrana
A ship buyer succeeded in its claim to rescind two shipbuilding contracts following the shipbuilder's failure to comply with the agreed sea trial dates.
By Andrew Horton, Warren Ganesh
Triple whammy arising out of charterparty arbitration award. The Hong Kong Court dismisses a court action that seeks to re-litigate matters already decided in an arbitration between related parties.
By Matt Walker
Although the High Court may not yet be the domain of hashtags and the twitterati, the last two months have seen the publication of important reports which allow us to see what is "trending" in the world of litigation.
By Tom Fyfe, Melissa Chim
A court in Hong Kong has recently handed down significant custodial sentences (imprisonment) on two defendants who deliberately made or caused to be made false statements in court documents required to be verified by Statements of Truth.
By Emily Harwood
Two different views on the meaning of the term "100 per cent" in an energy facultative reinsurance policy were examined by the Commercial Court.
By Patric McGonigal
This case addressed, amongst other things, the question of whether a right of set-off in respect of sums owed under an ISDA agreement could be exercised against sums due under an unrelated letter of credit.
By Barlow Lyde & Gilbert LLP
The dispute concerned the interpretation of the laytime and demurrage terms under a CIF contract. Suek AG v Glencore International AG (2011).
By Sapna Garg
An unusual decision in which the High Court saw fit to grant an injunction against the continuation of arbitration proceedings in Hungary, on the ground that the circumstances were sufficiently exceptional to justify such an order.
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