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A litigator's quiz: Fourth candle of Advent

23 December 2019. Published by Davina Given, Partner

The quiz continues with more questions on the key commercial decisions of 2019 in the UK Supreme Court and what to look out for in 2020.

2.  In which case did the Supreme Court decide that parent companies in the UK could be liable for (and act as anchor defendant for) claims against their foreign subsidiaries?

(a) Vedanta v Lungowe


Click here for more information on the case.

(b) Cape v Dring


Cape Intermediate Holdings v Dring [2019] UKSC 38, in which RPC intervened on behalf of The Media Lawyers Association, considered non-parties' access to the court file. 

The correct answer is (a).

(c) Wells v Devani


Wells v Devani [2019] UKSC 4 considered the trigger for payment under an oral contract; see here for more information on the case. 

The correct answer is (a).

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