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    Brexit report on justice for families, individuals and businesses

    7 April 2017

    The House of Lords EU Committee has published a report about the effect of Brexit on three EU Regulations which together ‘play an important role in facilitating the daily operation of the European legal system’. Jonathan Haydn-Williams looks at the Committee’s conclusions as to the Brussels I Regulation ‘recast’ relating to civil and commercial matters.

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    Exploring the litigation landscape in Scotland

    7 April 2017

    Euan McSherry, DWF Head of Litigation in Scotland, introduces readers to the possibly unfamiliar territory of raising court proceedings north of the border: in particular, the changing face of litigation expenses, raising arbitrations and going to mediation, where it is not mandatory. 

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    Get your voice heard on Brexit

    6 February 2017

    The Law Society would like to hear from Civil Litigation Section members about their views on how a number of areas may be affected by Brexit and, in particular, any transitional arrangements that may need to be put into place.

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    Brexit and article 50 – a summary of the High Court judgment

    9 December 2016

    From screaming headlines to more sober assessments, much has been written about this decision of the High Court since it was delivered earlier this month. An appeal by the government is currently being heard by the Supreme Court. Jonathan Haydn-Williams and Goodman Derrick outlines the main elements of the High Court’s decision.

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    Case note: Moreno v Motor Insurers Bureau [2016] UKSC 52

    1 December 2016

    The Supreme Court gave judgment in this case on 2 August 2016, and settled a very important issue: how are damages assessed when a British citizen is injured in an overseas accident?

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    A beginner's guide to cross-border mediation

    5 August 2016

    Cross-border mediation is a process where a mediator assists two or more parties to manage and resolve a multi-jurisdictional dispute within the EU. Vincent Adon, mediator and founder of London ADR, presents a beginner’s guide.

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    Constitutional aspects of Brexit

    26 July 2016

    Jonathan Haydn-Williams reviews of some of the constitutional issues to which the referendum vote gives rise.

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    Massar [2016] ECJ C-460/14; Buyuktipi [2016] ECJ C-5/15

    31 May 2016

    The ECJ has provided guidance on the proper construction of ‘inquiry’ in article 4(1) of Council Directive 87/344/EEC relating to insureds’ right to choose a lawyer under a legal expenses insurance policy

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    Changes to the European Small Claims Procedure announced

    5 February 2016

    More citizens and small firms will be able to use the simplified EU procedure to resolve low-value disputes across borders

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    Cross Border Private Client Section Conference (4 March 2015)

    25 February 2015

    This one-day event will deliver an in-depth examination by lawyers from various jurisdictions on the leading issues in international private client law. 

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