Dispute Resolution Law Blog

2 July 2019

Who died first? When the date of death matters

Kate Salter discusses the recent case in which two step-sisters dispute who stands to inherit, depending on which of their parents died first according to legislation.

Kate Salter

19 June 2019

Do androids dream of electric sheep?: mistaken computers and relevant minds

The Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) case of B2C2 Ltd v Quoine Pte Ltd [2019] SGHC(I) 03 considers how the law relating to mistake could apply to contracts formed on an automated basis by computers using algorithmic software.

Mary Young

22 May 2019

Divorce 101: how to keep family affairs out of the papers

This article first appears in Spear's 22nd May 2019

Siân Akerman

15 May 2019

The privilege against self-incrimination and its use in civil fraud proceedings

In the case of FM Conway Limited v Peter Suggett & Ors [2018] EWHC 3173 (QB) the Court was asked to consider an application by the Defendant that the proceedings be stayed pending the outcome of a criminal investigation being undertaken by the police which, according to the Defendant, arose out of the same facts as the civil proceedings. In support of his application, the Defendant sought to rely on the grounds of privilege against self-incrimination.

Katie Allard

11 March 2019

Avoiding the perils of property refurbishment – a legal opinion

Jemma Brimblecombe, Senior Associate in our Dispute Resolution department, writes for Spear's Magazine - 'Avoiding the perils of property refurbishment'.

Jemma Brimblecombe

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