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Sanctions For False Statements Of Truth
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.
Hong Kong
15 Sep 2011
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Calling Time On Limitation?
A further limitation decision which is good news for professionals and their insurers has recently been made.
UK
24 May 2011
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Abolition Of Expert Witness Immunity In UK – What Does It Mean In Hong Kong?
As readers will be aware from our alert on 30 March 2011, the UK Supreme Court handed down a landmark judgment that day in the case of Jones v Kaney [2011] UKSC 13 (the judgment).
Hong Kong
15 May 2011
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An Unwelcome Compliment for Experts?
The Supreme Court has abolished immunity from liability in negligence for expert witnesses. This is a landmark judgment made by seven, not the usual five justices, because of its perceived importance.
UK
13 Apr 2011
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Public Authority Liability Update Issue 12
Can a nightclub owe a duty of care to its guests to protect them from other potentially violent revellers? By an interesting analogy, Lady Justice Smith has said yes.
UK
 
13 Apr 2011
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"Inspecting" How To Run A Successful Defence
In these two cases, we examine how effectively to defend occupiers' liability claims based on an adequate system of inspection of the accident site designed to detect developing hazards.
UK
7 Apr 2011
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One Long Party!
The recent decision of Mackay J in Octavia Hill Housing Trust v Brumby (2010), High Court may provide some cause for concern for landlords and particularly those concerned with the letting and management of social housing.
UK
5 Apr 2011
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Lovely Rita?
The claimant claimed that on or about 18 February 2007 his car, a Lexus MX400 had been stolen and was subsequently found abandoned on 19 February 2007.
UK
5 Apr 2011
9
Valuers – Round Two?
The UK is now out of recession and the new Government is promising stability and growth, but does that mean that surveyors and valuers and their professional indemnity insurers can breathe a sigh of relief?
UK
9 Dec 2010
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A Greek Tragedy in Central London
This trial of claims for police misfeasance, which rose from a three-day trial estimate to a seven-day hearing thanks to a combination of snowbound jurors and verbose claimant witnesses, had all the hallmarks of a Greek tragedy as a tale of family discord was played out in the unprepossessing surroundings of Central London County Court.
UK
29 Oct 2010
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Better than Poirot...
A recent case examines the threshold for arrest and the requirement of objective reasonable grounds for suspicion.
UK
29 Oct 2010
12
No Privilege for In-House Lawyers
The European Court of Justice handed down its decision in Akzo Nobel Chemicals ("Akzo") and Akcros Chemicals ("Akcros") v Commission on Tuesday, concluding that in-house lawyers are not protected by legal professional privilege ("LPP") in the context of competition investigations by the European Commission.
UK
21 Sep 2010
13
To Settle or Not to Settle...
Although litigators are usually much better at making attendance notes than their corporate counterparts, it is less common to make attendance notes of successful settlement discussions. This can mean, however, that the solicitor is exposed to liability if the client changes their mind.
UK
16 Sep 2010
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Review Of Civil Litigation Costs – Lord Justice Jackson’s Final Report
The highly anticipated final report of Lord Justice Jackson was published on 14 January 2010, proposing substantial reforms to costs in civil litigation matters.
UK
20 Jan 2010
15
Claims Exposures For Architects
We consider the potential claims that architects may be exposed to in the current economic climate.
UK
2 Nov 2009
16
Commercial Dispute Resolution Briefing, October 2009 (Part 1)
The anti-suit injunction may be all but dead in the EU following the European Court of Justice's decision in West Tankers (C185/07), but parties may be reassured by this decision which confirms that it is still at least available as a remedy to prevent parties from commencing proceedings in non-EU states.
UK
27 Oct 2009
17
Litigation Trends
On 24 September 2009, the Ministry of Justice published its report on judicial and court activity in England and Wales for the year 2008.
UK
15 Oct 2009
18
The Thin Blue Line
Alex Buckley, Luke Buckley and Simon Buckley v Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police, Court of Appeal (2009) was an appeal by the claimants from a first instance decision dismissing their claims for wrongful arrest by the defendant's officers.
UK
10 Sep 2009
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Lender Claims: Back To The Future?
The present recession and property downturn sees the return of 1990s' conditions for lender claims. Those of us who were in the front line for the professionals have the benefit of the lessons we then learned, but equally face new challenges in dealing with the anticipated new onslaught.
UK
14 Jul 2009
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Much Ado About Nothing?
Although the incidence of LDPs is currently low, the likely impact of LDPs and implications for the legal profession are considered below.
UK
14 Jul 2009
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