Dispute Resolution Law Blog

4 June 2014

Civil fraud - a claim for deceit

The Judge in the recent case of Leni Gas and Oil Investments Ltd and another v Malta Oil Pty Ltd and another [2014] EWHC 893 examined the legal principles applicable to the tort of deceit.

Fiona Simpson

28 May 2014

Artists need to be extra vigilant about tax in the current climate

Gary Barlow and two fellow Take That singers have found themselves in the spotlight this week after a judge ruled the musicians had invested in a scheme designed for tax avoidance purposes. Not only may they have to pay back millions of pounds in tax after the tribunal ruling but they have also suffered considerable reputational damage as a result.


This article first appeared in MusicWeek.

23 May 2014

Mis-selling claims – a small victory for the customer

In the case of Kays Hotels Ltd v Barclays Bank PLC the High Court refused an application to strike out the claim for the negligent mis-selling of an interest rate hedging product on the grounds that it was  time-barred as, despite making substantial repayments, the customer had not acquired the requisite knowledge of any claim.  

Richard Foss

14 May 2014

European Court of Justice upholds “right to be forgotten” in Google challenge

Yesterday, European’s top court ruled that Google must amend some search results at the request of ordinary people in a test of the so-called "right to be forgotten". 

8 May 2014

How PR professionals and lawyers can work together

On Tuesday 29th April, I attended PR Week’s Summit 2014. Kingsley Napley sponsored this inaugural conference, with my colleague David Rowntree presenting on crisis management issues in the context of criminal investigations. From a personal perspective I was fascinated to talk with the senior PR professionals in attendance. One thing which struck me was that PR professionals, who naturally want to communicate the position when there has been an incident, can feel frustrated at lawyers whose advice “kills” their draft communications. I was sorry to hear this, as in my own professional life I have had a good collaborative relationship with PR professionals. 

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