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Featuring regular postings on developments in litigation and international arbitration, this blog is written by specialist lawyers at RPC.

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The current state of service

Topic: Commercial Disputes 29.07.2021 Read more
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Expert evidence is not an absolute right: High Court issues stark reminder that breaches of rules on expert evidence will not be tolerated

Topic: Commercial Disputes 15.07.2021 Read more
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Never too late: English court issues anti-suit injunctions despite foreign proceedings reaching Supreme Court

Topic: Commercial Disputes 30.06.2021 Read more
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High Court reminds us of the principles of res judicata and abuse of process

Topic: Commercial Disputes 03.06.2021 Read more
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Exceptions to the without prejudice rule – another retrenchment

Topic: Commercial Disputes 20.05.2021 Read more
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Hand in your notice - how to bring a successful warranty claim

Topic: Commercial Disputes 13.05.2021 Read more
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Forum conveniens – context is key

Topic: Commercial Disputes 06.05.2021 Read more
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When can "deliberate concealment" postpone limitation periods?

Topic: Commercial Disputes

Published by Lucy Baughan, Associate and more.

The Court of Appeal has explored the meaning of "deliberate concealment" in Canada Square Operations Ltd v Potter(1) and has held that there need not be "active steps of concealment" for the start of a limitation period to be delayed under s.32(1)(b) Limitation Act 1980.

29.04.2021 Read more
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Need for reasonable enquiries upon receipt of potentially confidential information

Topic: Commercial Disputes 29.04.2021 Read more
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Parental Guidance from the Supreme Court: When may a UK domiciled parent company owe a duty of care to individuals affected by the acts of its foreign subsidiary?

Topic: Commercial Disputes

Published by Jonathan Cary, Partner

We discuss a significant Supreme Court decision on parent company liability under English law, Okpabi and others v Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd. This decision on jurisdiction provides helpful guidance on the circumstances in which a UK domiciled parent company may owe a common law duty of care in respect of the actions of a foreign subsidiary company.

15.04.2021 Read more