Dispute Resolution Law Blog

4 September 2017

How long will it take and how much will it cost?

Two questions invariably asked by prospective clients who are considering bringing, or who have no choice but to defend, a civil claim are:

  • How long will it take to get to trial; and
  • How much will it cost?
Fiona Simpson

29 August 2017

Testing times: how to determine if a Respondent has assets

In July 2017 the Court of Appeal considered what test should be applied to determine whether a Respondent has sufficient assets which would be caught by a freezing injunction to justify the granting of such an injunction.

Mary Young

24 July 2017

Protecting vulnerable will makers – will the Law Commission review go far enough?

Earlier this month the Law Commission published its Consultation Paper on ‘Making A Will’. The consultation seeks feedback from the public and professionals on a number of provisional proposals for reforming the law of wills. This follows a public consultation in 2013 and responds to concerns that the law “is not as clear or protective as it could be”. The aim of this project is to produce “recommendations for a more modern, improved law of wills”, with the key objectives being to (i) support the exercise of testamentary freedom, (ii) protect testators, and (iii) increase clarity and certainty in the law.

Kate Salter

6 July 2017

PAG appeal landmark mis-selling case and RBS ordered to disclose its policy on the hidden cost of Swaps

Shortly before Christmas, the High Court handed down a comprehensive 187 page judgment in Property Alliance Group Ltd v The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC.  The court found in favour of RBS on all three claims brought by Property Alliance Group Ltd (PAG). 

Richard Foss

27 June 2017

Google fined 2.42 billion by the European Commission

The European Commission has fined Google €2.42 billion for breaking EU antitrust rules. Under these rules, dominant companies have a responsibility not to abuse their powerful market positions by restricting competition. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said that Google “abused its market dominance as a search engine by promoting its own comparison shopping service and demoting those of competitors”. 

Anna Metadjer

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