Review of Court of Appeal decision in Smith v Butler  EWCA Civ 314, where a Managing Director was held to have exceeded his powers by suspending the Managing Director. There is relatively little case law on the powers of a…more
Update on the dangers of ignoring "formalities" in negotiating settlement of a legal dispute. Case analysis and lessons to be learned…more
Analysis of Recent Developments in Mediation / ADR:
Discussion of the Court of Appeal decision of Rolf -v- De Guerin  regarding a building dispute, where the builder was penalised for refusing to mediate.
The Court of Appeal handed down two decisions in July 2011 in favour of HMRC. The decisions substantially restrict protection for Trustees under the longstanding Rule in Re: Hastings Bass  EWCA Civ 13.
The Court of…more
Commentary on case of Ilott –v- Mitson & Others  EWCA Civ 346
Charities refused permission to Appeal, where Court of Appeal had overturned a will which deliberately gave all the estate to three charities, leaving…more
The Georgetown Law Weekly describes it as “…a legal playground set in the wild, wild West…” Elsewhere described as “.... the best movie, legally themed or not, that I have seen in a dogs’…more
SUPER INJUNCTIONS, TWITTER, THE PERCEIVED IMPOTENCE OF THE ENGLISH COURTS IN THE U.S. AND SCOTLAND, CRISES IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL SETTLEMENT..... Every day sees a new twist in the ongoing media driven frenzy. For once, this is…more
Critique of the new regime focussing on shareholder's remedies & director's duties…more
Analysis of shareholder claims, directors' duties and responsibilities under the new UK regime from the perspective of Shareholders, Directors and Stakeholders including quasi-partnerships…more
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