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Where Is a Company’s Centre of Main Interest? High Court Considers

The location of a company’s registered office is not always an indication of where it has its centre of main interest (COMI). The issue can be of crucial importance to insolvency practitioners, as one High Court case revealed. The case concerned three companies that were registered in Jersey but each of which owned a shopping centre in England. A building...

Company Wrongly Refused Insurance Cover Wins Test Case

Product liability and professional indemnity insurance policies invariably require that any potential claims must be swiftly notified to the insurer, but what exactly does that mean? The Court of Appeal has considered the issue in an important test case. The case concerned a company that had, via a supply chain, leased a piece of industrial equipment – a large...

Housing Development Undermined by Restrictive Covenant

Many housing estates are subject to restrictive covenants for the benefit of present and future residents and they can act as a control mechanism on development that is just as effective as the planning system. In one case that illustrated the point, a planning consent granted for the demolition of a house and its replacement by four new dwellings was deeply...

Termination of 20-Year Employment Agency Contract Leads to Court

Commercial contracts often endure harmoniously for many years, but their very longevity can make termination even more acrimonious. That was certainly so in the case of an employment agency that provided staff to a retailer for more than 20 years prior to its replacement following a tendering process. The agency had provided its services under a poorly drafted...

Food Becomes Consumers’ Property Once It Is Put On Their Plates

In a case that will be required reading for anyone working in the hospitality industry, the Court of Appeal has ruled in the context of a holiday food poisoning case that, when food is served, or taken from a buffet and put on a plate, it becomes the property of the consumer. A couple had been taken seriously ill whilst on a package holiday at a luxury hotel in...