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Dominic Regan

My legal life: Dominic ReganSubscription

25 June 2018By

In our new Q&A feature, we ask civil litigation professionals about their daily work and challenges.

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Costs and professional negligence: ATE and third party funding

21 June 2018

In the first of a three-part series on how to avoid professional negligence claims, PJ Kirby QC looks at where claims may arise around after-the-event insurance policies and litigation funding.

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All fair in love, war and commerce?

21 June 2018By

Is a duty of good faith usually to be implied into ‘relational’ contracts under the law of England and Wales, asks Jonathan Haydn-Williams.

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Elisabeth Ross

Dreamvar revisited: the nightmare for solicitors and insurers continues…Subscription

11 June 2018By

On 15 May 2018, the Court of Appeal published its judgment in the joint appeals of the P&P Property and Dreamvar cases. Both cases focus on the liability of solicitors where the purported seller of a property is in fact an imposter. Elisabeth Ross considers the cases’ impact.

Imran Benson

Switching from legal aid to a CFA

3 April 2018

Can a claimant who has instructed solicitors on legal aid, switch to a CFA and recover the success fee and ATE premium? Imran Benson of Hailsham Chambers discusses the Court of Appeal (CA) judgment in Surrey v Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust [2018] EWCA Civ 451.

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Case commentary: Barton v Wright Hassall [2018] UKSC 12Subscription

23 February 2018By

The Supreme Court has ruled against treating a litigant in person as a special case and says the rules as they stand must apply equally to all parties.

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Case commentary: Bailey v GlaxoSmithKline UK Ltd [2017] EWHC 3195 (QB)Subscription

6 February 2018By

Alison Kirby analyses this judgment in which the High Court has considered, for the first time, whether the Arkin cap - the principle that a funder’s potential liability for adverse costs will be limited to the amount of the funding provided - still fits.

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