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Illegality – it's a question of proportionality

07 November 2012

The recent case of ParkingEye v Somerfield Stores Limited saw the Court of Appeal grapple with the impact of illegality in contracts.

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Counterclaims and Part 36 offers

23 August 2012

Picture the situation, your client is the Defendant in proceedings where it has asserted a large Counterclaim.

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The danger of sitting on your right to appeal

23 August 2012

Two recent Court of Appeal cases have illustrated that the courts will take a strict approach to unsuccessful litigants who bring appeals out of time.

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When should open justice be curtailed? Russian oligarchs learn the answer

Published on 07 August 2012. By Simon Hart, Partner

It is an important principle of civil justice that proceedings are ordinarily conducted in public in open Court.

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Beware of "settling" for standard form settlement wording

16 July 2012

The recent decision of the Court of Appeal in the case of Kazeminy v Siddiqi1 highlights the potential pitfalls that await parties who rely on standard form settlement wording to settle complex multi-party disputes.

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HMRC scores own goal in insolvency ruling regarding the Football League

26 June 2012

In HMRC v The Football League Ltd1 the High Court delivered judgement on the controversial "football creditor rule" operated by The Football League.

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A Defendant's Assets - What About Their Pension Fund?

23 May 2012

In the recent case of Blight and others v Brewster1, the High Court allowed a judgment debt to be enforced against part of a defendant's pension fund.

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Some Other Good Reason - Default Judgment and the Court's Discretion

30 April 2012

The Court can set aside default judgment where either: (a) the defendant has a real prospect of successfully defending the claim; or (b) it appears to the court that there is some other good reason why the judgment should be set aside or varied or the defendant should be allowed to defend the claim.

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