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Supreme Court considers that there is no requirement of direct damage in England for permission to serve tort claim outside the jurisdiction at common law

An examination of a Supreme Court ruling that direct damage in the jurisdiction is not required to come within the tort jurisdictional gateway in the CPR.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 18 January 2018 | Practice Area: Business of law

Damages for negligence? Go back to basics…

The Supreme Court has provided a very clear reminder of a key principle in the case of Tiuta International Limited v De Villiers Surveyors Limited. This article examines the case.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 12 December 2017 | Practice Area: Negligence

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Supreme Court confirms breach of contract despite the absence of negligence

The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in the high-profile case of MT Højgaard v. E.ON Climate & Renewables. This article examines the case.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 03 August 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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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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Buyers beware – AI and the law

At present, there is no specific body of law devoted to the range of new technologies that fall under the AI heading. This briefing examines the legal landscape for artificial technology.

Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 02 June 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

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Alton Towers fined £5m for 'needless and avoidable' accident

Merlin Attractions Operations Limited has been fined £5 million as the result of what the judge described as a 'needless and avoidable accident' on its Smiler roller coaster at Alton Towers in June 2015.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 29 September 2016 | Practice Area: Betting Gaming and Leisure

Mishcons, QPR and the professional negligence claim: beware assuming responsibility to non-clients

In the recent decision of Caliendo v Mishcon de Reya, the High Court dismissed a professional negligence claim by a former football agent against a law firm relating to a transfer of shares in Queens Park Rangers FC. The ruling is positive and reassuring for solicitors, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 11 March 2016 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure

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Expert evidence - needed or not?

In this briefing Bond Dickinson looks at a recent case which highlights the use of expert evidence, in particular within proceedings relating to the provision of professional services by a firm of chartered quantity surveyors.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 18 December 2015 | Practice Area: Arbitration

The Glasgow bin lorry crash inquiry: lessons for employers and local authorities

Earlier this week saw the publication of the final report of the inquiry into last year's Glasgow bin lorry crash, which resulted in six deaths. The report identifies eight precautions which could have prevented the accident, and the findings will be of interest to local authorities and employers.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 09 December 2015 | Practice Area: Negligence

Pre-contractual statements: when can they come back to bite you?

Parties may say all sorts of things when negotiating a contract, but if a pre-contractual statement turns out to be false, the implications can be serious. This briefing considers the circumstances in which parties may be liable for pre-contractual statements and offers tips in minimising risk.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 04 December 2015 | Practice Area: Remedies and Enforcement

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