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

legal professional privilege

Legal professional privilege revisited – but not for the last time

2018-09-25T10:22:00+01:00By

In the landmark case of Serious Fraud Office (SFO) v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC), the Court of Appeal has overturned a controversial High Court decision restricting the application of litigation privilege.

Property night

Dreamvar revisited: the nightmare for solicitors and insurers continues…

2018-06-11T14:27:00+01:00By

On 15 May 2018, the Court of Appeal published its judgment in the joint appeals of the P&P Property and Dreamvar cases.

Imran Benson

Switching from legal aid to a CFA

2018-04-03T10:12:00+01:00

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.

supreme court

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

2018-02-23T17:15:00+00:00By

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.

funding signpost

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

2018-02-06T13:43:00+00:00By

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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