COMMODITIES RESEARCH UNIT INTERNATIONAL (HOLDINGS) LTD AND ORS v KING & WOOD MALLESONS LLP (FORMERLY KNOWN AS SJ BERWIN LLP) (2016)

A firm of solicitors advising a group of companies regarding the termination of the employment of a chief executive officer had not been asked to advise and had not breached its duty by not advising on the interpretation of an incentive plan clause. However, it had been in breach of its duty of care by … Continue reading COMMODITIES RESEARCH UNIT INTERNATIONAL (HOLDINGS) LTD AND ORS v KING & WOOD MALLESONS LLP (FORMERLY KNOWN AS SJ BERWIN LLP) (2016)

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MOHAMED ALI HARRATH v (1) STAND FOR PEACE LTD (2) SAMUEL WESTROP (2016)

The law as to what might properly play a part in the assessment of damages for a defamatory allegation was clear. There were defined categories, such as facts proved in partial justification, which were recognised as legitimate bases for reducing damages. The mere fact that something had been mentioned in an article complained of as … Continue reading MOHAMED ALI HARRATH v (1) STAND FOR PEACE LTD (2) SAMUEL WESTROP (2016)

R (on the application of AMIN SINO) v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (2016)

In assessing costs under CPR r.44.2, courts could and ought to take into account the fact that lawyers practising in publicly-funded work might not be able to recover remuneration at inter partes rates where they were successful, and that there was a real risk that publicly-funded practices would be unsustainable and access to justice compromised. … Continue reading R (on the application of AMIN SINO) v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (2016)

LSREF III WIGHT LTD v GATELEY LLP (2016)

  The alleged transactional loss sustained by a lender that had advanced money to a company for a first legal charge over a property on the basis of negligent legal advice was calculated as at the trial date, not the transaction date, in circumstances where the loss had not been crystallised by realisation of the … Continue reading LSREF III WIGHT LTD v GATELEY LLP (2016)

GURTEJ PAWAR v JSD HAULAGE LTD (2016)

The appellant HGV driver appealed against an award of damages made following a personal injury claim brought against his former employers. The claim arose out of an accident at work. The appellant had been driving a tipper lorry when the hydraulic ramp collapsed. The resulting impact forced him upwards at speed and his head collided … Continue reading GURTEJ PAWAR v JSD HAULAGE LTD (2016)

Case Summary: Gartell & Son V Yeovil Town (2016)

What do you think of this case? Let us know by leaving a comment below! If you like this Lawtel case summary and would like to read more cases like this, subscribe to this website, like this post and leave a comment! A football club which had been discharged from its obligation to pay the … Continue reading Case Summary: Gartell & Son V Yeovil Town (2016)