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Motor Insurers Must Pay £2 Million Cost of Factory Fire

In a decision of importance to the insurance industry, the Court of Appeal has ruled that motor insurers must cover the seven-figure cost of a catastrophic factory fire that broke out whilst a mechanic was doing a welding job on his car. The man worked for an engineering company and, in his own time, was welding a plate onto the bottom of his car when a spark...

Fair Treatment of Minority Shareholders – High Court Ruling

Minority shareholders may not have control of companies but they are entitled to fair treatment and to have a role in decision making. The High Court made that point in ordering that a businessman who was excluded from his managerial position in a company must be bought out of his 49 per cent shareholding for over £300,000. Half of the shares in the company...

Technology Harnessed to Reduce Costs of Holiday Group Insolvency

Paperwork costs of insolvency proceedings in respect of large companies with many clients can be very high. However, one High Court case concerning a troubled group of holiday companies showed that technology can be harnessed to achieve economy in the interest of creditors. The four companies had between them over 14,000 customers when they went into...

No Contract, No Remuneration – You May Still Owe a Duty of Care

In a decision that will be required reading for all professionals, the Court of Appeal has ruled that liability in respect of substandard services does not depend upon the existence of a contract, or even remuneration. The point was made in the case of an architect who helped friends to landscape their garden free of charge. A couple wished to iron out steep...

Does Your Insurance Policy Guard Against the Risks You Want Covered?

Insurance policies are replete with small print and it is always worth getting a lawyer to check that they cover the risks that you wish to guard against. In one case exactly on point, policy exclusion clauses led to the dismissal of a university’s £10 million claim in respect of catastrophic damage to a student accommodation block. The block was built in the...

Competition Laws Analysed in Fish Industry Dispute

Fierce rivalry in the fresh and frozen fish industry was triggered by the exodus of senior staff from one company to another and led to a guideline case in which the High Court analysed the provisions of the Competition Act 1998. A nationwide fish supplier (company A) launched proceedings after parting company with its sales director, who left under the terms of...