Dispute Resolution Bulletin - May 2018

Dispute Resolution Bulletin - May 2018

Dispute Resolution Bulletin - May 2018

Welcome to the eleventh edition of the Dispute Resolution Bulletin - an e-bulletin from the dispute resolution team containing news about recent and topical developments here and in dispute resolution law.

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  1. A Pharma company's cry: "NICE has got it wrong! What can I do?"

    Background to NICE and its role The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (or NICE) was set up in 1999 to reduce the variation in the availability and quality of NHS treatments and care. In 2005 it merged with the Health Development Agency... Read more
  2. Legal agreements for business: necessary insurance for growth?

    Do early-stage businesses really need to bother with legal agreements? Nick Atkinsand Katie Philipson consider this issue in Smallbusinss.co.uk. Read more

  3. Buyers beware - get your warranty claim notice right

    Two recent decisions have highlighted the need for buyers to take extreme care to ensure that they properly notify intended claims under a share purchase agreement (“SPA”).  When selling a company, sellers will usually be required to make... Read more
  4. No deal Brexit: contingency planning

    The negotiations for an agreement for the withdrawal of the UK from the EU continue. With the date of departure (midnight on 29 March 2019) looming on the horizon, the focus at the moment is on reaching agreement for an implementation period so as to... Read more
  5. The Court of Appeal reinstates an arbitrator following a re-examination of the arbitration clause, overturning a first instance precedent set 17 years earlier

    (1) Allianz Insurance Plc (Formerly Cornhill Insurance Plc) (2) Sirius International Insurance Corp (Publ) (London Branch) v Tonicstar Ltd (on its own behalf & behalf of other corporate members of Lloyd’s Syndicates 62, 1861 & 2255) [2018]... Read more
  6. Are documents generated in internal investigations privileged?

    The question of legal professional privilege has been considered again by the Court, which has maintained its narrow scope and has approved the approach taken most recently on the topic as part of The RBS Rights Issue Litigation. In the case of Serious... Read more
  7. Beware of creating a third party costs liability

    A judge has ruled that UKIP is to be jointly and severally liable alongside Jane Collins, MEP, for part of a £670,000 legal bill run up by Sarah Champion, Sir Kevin Barron and John Healey (the “Labour MPs”) who accused Jane Collins of... Read more
  8. S&B News

    We are delighted to report that as part of the annual promotions, Kimberley Eyssell has been promoted to Partner and James Lister and Catherine Penny have been promoted to Managing Associates. Kimberley is part of our Construction and Engineering team, James heads our Contentious Trusts team and Catherine is part of the Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration group.

  9. Employment and tax seminar

    7 June 2018


    Is your settlement agreement fit for purpose? Following recent tax changes on 6 April 2018, it’s critical that employers ensure they are taxing termination payments correctly and that their settlement agreements are still fit for purpose. Learn more

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