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Civil Litigation Section

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


Should the court permit claimants to amend the claim form?Subscription

4 August 2017By

James Perry provides commentary on Wiseman v Marston’s Plc. 


Harrison v University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

18 July 2017By

Iain Stark, chairman of the Association of Costs Lawyers and a partner at Weightmans, explains why Harrison reinforces the need to ensure proper consideration is given to budgets.

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Judgment handed down in 'the big tax case' Subscription

14 July 2017

RFC 2012 plc (in liquidation) (formerly Rangers Football Club Plc (‘Rangers’) v Advocate General of Scotland [2017] UKSC 45.

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Is an expert needed? London Aviation Ltd v Royal Bank of ScotlandSubscription

23 May 2017By

The recently reported case of London Aviation Ltd v Royal Bank of Scotland plc [2017] 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.

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Case note: Shackleton and Associates v Al Shamsi [2017] EWHC 304 (Comm)

6 April 2017By

In this case, Mr Justice Teare considered whether the claimant company providing legal services could recover costs for the time spent on the litigation by its sole shareholder, a solicitor advocate.

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