Legal updates

18 April 2018

Last roll of the dice for PAG’s mis-selling test case against RBS

The long awaited Court of Appeal judgment was handed down in the test case of PAG v RBS in early March. We have previously commented on this extensive litigation and a link to our detailed blog following the High Court judgment can be found here.

5 April 2017

Companies and directors of larger companies face criminal prosecution and unlimited fines for non or misreporting of payment practices

On 6 April 2017, new criminal offences for companies and directors will be introduced when the Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017 (“the Reporting Regulations”) come into effect. Similar Regulations relating to limited liability partnerships (LLPs) will also come into force. 

20 January 2017

Legal Update: contractual disputes, foreign currencies, and the plummeting pound

(1) Harlequin Property (SVG) Limited (2) Harlequin Hotels and Resorts Limited v Wilkins Kennedy (a firm) (2016) EWHC 3233 (TCC)

8 December 2016

Legal Update: Parties’ lack of engagement in dealing with expert evidence proves costly

(1) UPL Europe Limited (2) UPL Deutschland GMBH v (1) Agchemaccess Chemicals Limited (2) Grosvenor Chemicals Limited (3) Mr Nicholas Gooch [2016] EWHC 2889 (Ch)

25 November 2016

Legal Update: Bolam test considered in professional negligence claim against financial advisor

O’Hare v Coutts & Co [2016] EWHC 2224 (QB)

This case is of importance for specialists in the professional negligence field as it provides some clarity on the distinction between offering competent financial advice and the law on using sales techniques to persuade clients to take risks.

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