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On 28 March 2019, the government launched a consultation on the extension of fixed recoverable costs in cases worth up to £100,000. The consultation sought views on a number of recommendations made by Sir Rupert Jackson in his ‘Review of Civil Litigation Costs: Supplemental Report Fixed Recoverable Costs’ published in July 2017, with the government aiming to take forward most of his recommendations.
Case review 2021-09-28
The Supreme Court of Victoria has delivered its first judgment under Victoria’s new contingency fee regime following applications by two plaintiffs for 'group costs order' (GCO) which, if allowed, would have permitted the plaintiffs’ law firm to receive 25% of any award or settlement.
Commercial recoveries and enforcement: how the change in UK enforcement rules may affect you and your business this autumn
The relaxation in restrictions that currently prevent companies from being wound up by creditors for non-payment of a debt (in certain circumstances), under emergency COVID-19 legislation, comes to an end on 30 September 2021.
Understanding the political direction of travel at a country level is increasingly significant for businesses operating across international borders. This report demonstrates how salient macro-political issues are among grassroots communities, providing businesses and their insurers with a clear understanding of emerging risk to enable long-term sustainable operations.
Ambitious proposals contained in a recent tripartite paper by the Department of Justice, the Office of the Lord Chief Justice, and the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunal Service, have revealed plans for significant investment in the Northern Ireland justice system.
Case review 2021-05-25
Mutual recognition and assistance in cross-border insolvency proceedings between mainland and Hong Kong
Case review 2021-04-20
The Court of Appeal decision in Morley (t/x Morley Estates) v Royal Bank of Scotland Plc [11.03.21] considered whether a borrower had been subjected to economic duress or intimidation during negotiations with Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to restructure a loan.
A summary of recent developments impacted by Brexit, including employment law impacts, the implications of the Free Trade Agreement for SMEs, cross-border insolvency and the use of the Model Law to combat issues, data flows in a post-Brexit world and an overview of UK legal and regulatory issues for 2021.
Witness statements for trial executed on or after 6 April 2021 in the Business and Property Courts will face new significantly stricter rules and harsher punishments for non-compliance as Practice Direction 57AC (PD) comes into force.
Case review 2021-03-11
Tesseract International Pty Ltd v Pascale Construction Pty Ltd  SASCA 8
Kennedys in Australia, acted for the Respondent in this matter which saw the Court of Appeal continue to move away from a rigid approach to issues of uncertainty in contractual interpretation. Instead, the Court of Appeal favoured a more progressive approach that centred on commercial efficacy and a desire to uphold reasonable commercial bargains.