- January 4, 2019
It ain’t necessarily so: identifying reliable evidence in the light of Burgess v Lejonvarn
All lawyers know that a thing is not necessarily true because a client or a witness says it. To advise a client, involved in a dispute where there is a conflict of evidence on important issues, we need to know how judges will resolve this conflict. How do they decide which witness is honest and … Continue reading It ain’t necessarily so: identifying reliable evidence in the light of Burgess v Lejonvarn →
- October 1, 2018
Get back: disallowing non-party costs order in Sony/ATV v WPMC
The Court of Appeal’s decision in Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC v WPMC Ltd and another highlights the importance of warning a non-party at the earliest opportunity of the possibility that a costs application may be made against it. The sound of silence was fatal to such an application in Sony.
- September 14, 2018
Conditional expertise: Gardiner & Theobald LLP v Jackson
The decision in Gardiner & Theobald LLP v Jackson is useful for anyone considering retaining an expert on a “no win, no fee basis” in civil litigation, as it sheds further light on the concerns the courts will have when asked to allow such an arrangement.
- August 7, 2017
Practical tips for applicants for freezing injunctions from Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority and others v Bestfort Development LLP and others
The test for showing that a respondent to an application for a freezing injunction has assets caught by the order has been “somewhat less than certain”. It has now been clarified by the Court of Appeal, in Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority v Bestfort Development LLP. I want to look at three practical tips on … Continue reading Practical tips for applicants for freezing injunctions from Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority and others v Bestfort Development LLP and others →