Alison Kirby is a partner at Howes Percival and a member of the Civil Litigation Section committee. Alison is ranked in the top tier in East Anglia for commercial litigation and insolvency & corporate recovery in the Legal 500.
The recently reported case of London Aviation Ltd v Royal Bank of Scotland plc  EWHC 1037 (Ch) decided that an expert was not ‘reasonably required’ because, on the facts of the case, an expert was unlikely to assist the judge.
The Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016 will replace the Insolvency Rules 1986 as part of the modernisation of insolvency procedure.
An appeal court ruling may have delivered a serious body blow to solicitors offering unbundled services without being held liable for matters beyond those in their client retainer. Alison Kirby discusses the Patel judgment.