On 1 October 2011, UK construction law underwent arguably its biggest shakeup since the Construction Act was introduced in 1996. In this article, Michael Axe summarises the key changes to the statutory rules governing payment…more
In this article, Michael Axe takes a look at a number of recent court decisions in the field of international and internet-based libel.
England's defamation laws are considered by many to be amongst the most "claimant…more
Michael Axe reports on a recent Court of Appeal decision that reinforces how difficult it can be to prove that the negligent advice provided was the actual cause of the losses suffered. This follows on from our earlier article…more
In this article, Michael Axe looks at some of the arguments on quantum that can be put forward by both Claimants and Defendants in Business Interruption claims.
Business interruption claims can arise in a wide variety of…more
In October 2010, new court rules came into effect in England and Wales which reinforced the importance the courts are placing on the disclosure of electronically stored evidence. In this article, Michael Axe assesses the…more
In this article, we look at how the courts assess damages in 'loss of chance' cases. Michael Axe also reports on the English Court of Appeal's recent warning regarding the dangers of applying these principles to commercial…more
Michael Axe reports on the implications of the English Court of Appeal's decision that confidential communications between clients and their accountants are not protected from disclosure by Legal Professional Privilege.
Michael Axe reports on the English Supreme Court's controversial decision to allow the admission of Without Prejudice communications as evidence in relation to the interpretation of a settlement agreement.
The general rule for negligence claims under English law is that they must be brought within 6 years of the date when the damage in question was suffered. This might sound like an easy rule to apply, but that is not always the…more
In professional negligence claims, proving that the professional was negligent is only half the battle. In this article, Michael Axe looks at how it is not always a straightforward matter to prove that the negligence was the…more
In this article, Michael Axe looks at a recent High Court decision in which an IT supplier was held responsible for the fraudulent misrepresentations made by its sales team while bidding for a high value contract.
The case of…more
In this article, Michael Axe analyses a number of recent English High Court and Court of Appeal decisions that have further clarified when a commercial agent will be entitled to compensation upon the termination of their…more
In the second of two articles, Michael Axe assesses the effect of the English High Court…more
In the first of two articles, Michael Axe reports on a recent English High Court decision that has clarified when a mediator will be ordered to give evidence.
In light of the costs that are involved in pursuing large…more
As part of a periodic series of updates on legal developments on the use of electronic evidence, Michael Axe looks at a recent English High Court decision that will have far reaching consequences for all parties involved in…more
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