Legal updates

  • Masood Ahmed

    E-disclosure and party agreement

    19 February 2018

    The disclosure of relevant documents during the litigation process has been a longstanding and distinctive feature of English civil procedure. However, standard disclosure under the Civil Procedure Rules does not give rise to ‘perfect justice’.

  • Forensics

    Hair strand testing in care proceedings

    12 February 2018

    The case H (A Child: Hair Strand Testing) 2017 EWFC 64 concerned care proceedings to determine whether H, an eight-month-old removed at birth and then returned to the mother under supervision, should remain in her mother’s care, given a history of drug abuse and the presentation of a positive drug ...

  • Welsh Assembly

    Emerging law and procedure in Wales

    5 February 2018

    Update on the latest legislative developments in Wales.

  • Will

    Applying for relief against forfeiture

    29 January 2018

    Macmillan Cancer Support v Hayes [2017] EWHC 3110 (Ch)

  • Repsol

    EU treaty breaches and national courts

    22 January 2018

    Undertakings investigated by the European Commission that offer commitments, while avoiding a formal finding of infringement binding on the national court, may not prevent those who consider themselves harmed by the conduct from bringing actions for damages.

  • Nicholas Dobson

    Planning consent contrary to advice

    22 January 2018

    What legal duty does a local planning authority have to state reasons behind a decision, against the advice of its own professional advisers, to grant a controversial development?

  • Dbs

    Privacy and disclosure

    15 January 2018

    Two recent cases at the Court of Appeal considered the application of article 8 to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

  • Laura Devine

    Future status of EU citizens and families

    15 January 2018

    On 8 December 2017 the European Commission and UK government issued a Joint Report on the progress of article 50 talks to date. A week later the stage was set to proceed.

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    Pre-action disclosure of insurance policies

    8 January 2018

    Peel Port Shareholder Finance Company Ltd v Dornoch Ltd [2017] EWHC 876 (TCC) serves as a reminder of the court’s approach to the rules on pre-action disclosure and the Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 (the 2010 act).

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    Employment: Is the gig finally up for Uber?

    4 December 2017

    The ride-hailing business has been doing battle in the UK employment tribunals – and it has not fared well.