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Litigation Deadlines Are Not Guidelines – Miss Them At Your Peril!

The courts give top priority to the efficient and cost effective conduct of litigation and failure to comply with case management directions can have dire consequences. In one case that underlined the point, a company’s £350,000 professional negligence claim against insurance brokers was effectively stymied. The company engaged the brokers to arrange...

Depressed Care Worker Wins Big Payout Following Unfair Dismissal

Those who suffer unlawful treatment in the workplace commonly suffer psychiatric injury as a result, and Employment Tribunals (ETs) have broad powers to ensure that they are properly compensated. In one case, a veteran care worker who was plunged into depression before being unfairly dismissed won substantial damages. The woman had worked for a local authority...

Frustration at Late Payment of Bills Boils Over into High Court Libel Trial

Late payment of bills is a constant source of irritation in the business community but legal advice should always be taken to ensure that frustration does not boil over into unlawful conduct. In one striking case, annoyance at an outstanding debt led to the circulation of a defamatory email and a full-scale High Court libel trial. Company A had employed the...

Rare Planning Condition to Protect Shopping Centre’s Viability Is Valid

Planning permissions can be subject to a wide range of conditions that are designed to minimise harm and maximise public benefit. In a guideline decision, the Court of Appeal confirmed the validity of a very unusual condition that was designed to protect the vitality and viability of a shopping centre. As part of an urban regeneration scheme, a local authority...

High Court Casts Eye over Time-Hallowed Standard Shipping Contract

Standard form shipping contracts are the lifeblood of international trade and have often been in common use for many years. However, one High Court case – in which the meaning of a single three-letter word came under close analysis – showed that even their time-hallowed provisions can be the subject of disagreement. The case concerned the charter of a...