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Case Commentaries

We regularly hand-pick the most important civil cases and provide clear and concise analysis of the issues involved, suggesting any actions you should consider taking next

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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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Kerry Underwood's third party funding updateSubscription

6 February 2018

Kerry Underwood dissects two recent judgments that could have significant implications for third party funders.

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Kerry Underwood's part 36 updateSubscription

6 December 2017By

Kerry Underwood looks at where we stand with part 36 in light of recent judgments and Lord Justice Jackson’s proposals on fixed recoverable costs.

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BNM v MGN – The essential summary

20 November 2017By

Andy Ellis, managing director of Practico Ltd, reacts to the Court of Appeal decision in BNM v MGN on proportionality. 

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Contentious probate update - 2017 (part 3)Subscription

13 November 2017By

With Inheritance Act claims and will disputes being the order of the day in the first few months of the year, trusts, anonymity and judicial discretion seem to be the flavour of the spring and summer months.

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