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High Court decision underlines importance of knowing who you are contracting with

The High Court recently found that a group of waste removal companies which provided services to a company that went into liquidation shortly afterwards was not entitled to recover outstanding sums from the company's founder.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 06 July 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Digging deeper: ethics in construction

Corruption and ethical challenges have become a significant feature in the construction industry. In an effort to combat these issues, various legislative measures have been passed.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 07 June 2017 | Practice Area: Construction

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Giving professional advice for free – what is my liability?

An architect who provided professional services to her friends, free of charge and without a contract, nevertheless owed a duty of care to exercise reasonable care and skill and was therefore legally responsible for her negligence.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 02 June 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

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A smarter way to get deals done: what is accepted market practice for sale and purchase agreements?

This report draws on the views of more than 150 deal participants - including c-suite executives, lawyers and corporate financiers - on their recent experiences of doing deals, including the areas that cause difficulty and disagreement, to establish what constitutes accepted market practice.

Law Firm: Grant Thornton | Published: 21 October 2016 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services

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Interesting developments in insurance case law: three recent key rulings

This briefing focuses on recent case law developments of interest to insurance and reinsurance practitioners. Three cases are covered, including Axa Corporate Solutions Assurance v Weir Services Australia, which raises interesting jurisdictional points regarding global and local insurance policies.

Law Firm: 20 Essex Street | Published: 17 June 2016 | Practice Area: Professional Indemnity

Lending, fraud and the Land Registry: whose fault is it anyway?

This March, consultations opened on the Land Registration Act and the privatisation of the Land Registry. This briefing focuses on the suggestion that the Land Registry indemnity - which offsets the potential for errors in the Registry - should be caveated and potentially withdrawn from lenders.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 09 June 2016 | Practice Area: Professional Indemnity

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The A-Z of construction law in Qatar

This A-Z guide to construction law in Qatar answers some of the common questions raised in relation to the legal aspects of concepts familiar to the construction and engineering industry.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 27 April 2016 | Practice Area: Professional Indemnity

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Landlord’s dilapidations claim costs may be recoverable on indemnity basis

The Court of Appeal has held that a tenant’s covenant to pay "all costs and expenses which might be incurred" entitled the landlord in a dilapidations claim to have his costs assessed on an indemnity basis. This briefing takes a look at the details.

Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 18 March 2016 | Practice Area: Landlord and Tenant

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Solicitors' scope of duty in limited retainer cases - low hanging fruit proves bitter for claimant

A recent Court of Appeal decision, which considered the nature and scope of a solicitor's duty when acting under a limited retainer, will provide some comfort to solicitors and their professional indemnity insurers, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 11 December 2015 | Practice Area: Business of law

Private equity matters: opportunities and challenges in the insurance sector

This DLA Piper newsletter looks at key trends in private equity during Q1 2015, focusing on opportunities and challenges for PE firms in the insurance sector, alongside an interview with AIG EMEA M&A underwriting manager Rowan Bamford on the use of warranty and indemnity insurance in transactions.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 05 March 2015 | Practice Area: Professional Indemnity

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