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Football agent scores a victory in loss of a chance case

Published on 21 December 2016. By Christopher Whitehouse, Associate and Tom Hibbert, Partner

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The Court of Appeal upheld the appeal of a licensed football agent who alleged Sports and Entertainment Media Group had induced a professional footballer to breach an agency contract with him, which had deprived him of the fee he would have earned.

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Acceptance or a counter-offer - what relevance are communications after the fact?

Published on 11 November 2016. By Christopher Whitehouse, Associate and Simon Hart, Partner

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In Caroline Gibbs v Lakeside Developments the High Court held that an email purporting to accept a settlement offer but attaching a consent order specifying a different payment date was not an acceptance but a counter-offer.

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'Disproportionate' disclosure application denied in swaps mis-selling claim

Published on 16 February 2016. By Christopher Whitehouse, Associate and Simon Hart, Partner

In Claverton Holdings Ltd v Barclays Bank plc, the Commercial Court rejected an application by the claimant for specific disclosure against the defendant bank.

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The better part of discretion is – an implied term?

Published on 07 August 2015. By Christopher Whitehouse, Associate and Davina Given, Partner

In Portsmouth City Council v Ensign Highways Ltd [2015] EWHC 1969 (TCC), the High Court implied a term imposing limits on a party's contractual discretion, ...

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Reflective loss – Court of Appeal decision mirrors the position in Gardner v Parker

Published on 27 February 2014. By Christopher Whitehouse, Associate

In the case of Malhotra v Malhotra & Anor[1], the claimant, Mr Rakesh Malhotra, had given a cross-undertaking in damages in support of a without notice injunction, which was later discharged.

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Litigation privilege – a cautionary tale

Published on 20 January 2014. By Christopher Whitehouse, Associate

In Starbev GP Ltd v Interbrew Central European Holding BV [2013] EWHC 4038 (Comm), the Claimant, Starbev GP Ltd ("Starbev"), successfully challenged the claim of the Defendant, Interbrew Central European Holding BV ("ICEH"), to withhold inspection of two categories of documents on the ground of litigation privilege.

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Discretion to stay - exclusive jurisdiction clauses and foreign proceedings

Published on 21 November 2013. By Christopher Whitehouse, Associate

In Nomura International Plc v Banca Monte Dei Paschi Di Siena SpA [2013] EWHC 3187 (Comm), ...

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Silence can be expensive - the dangers of ignoring an opponent's ADR Request

Published on 14 November 2013. By Christopher Whitehouse, Associate

In PGF II SA v OMFS Co [2013] EWCA Civ 1288, the Court of Appeal extended the guidelines set out in Halsey v Milton Keynes General NHS Trust[1]

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Greater than the sum of their parts – Belbin’s Analysis of Teams

Published on 02 October 2013. By Christopher Whitehouse, Associate

“Team Roles at Work” by Meredith Belbin is an almost scientific analysis of the different roles individuals can play in a team, how they interact with one another and how highly functional teams can be assembled.

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Nobody wants to buy sour milk

Published on 26 September 2013. By Christopher Whitehouse, Associate

This folksy catchphrase is at the heart of the business model of the last decade's most wildly successful company: Apple Inc.

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