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Archive: December 2023

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UK to sign Hague Convention 2019: what do I need to know?

December 20, 2023

On 23 November 2023, the UK government published its response to the consultation paper on the Hague Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters.

Commercial Litigation Round-Up – December 2023

December 19, 2023

Catch up on important legal developments in the past 4 months.

Court declines jurisdiction over claims against UK company for alleged harms by third party supplier

December 18, 2023

English High Court declined to exercise jurisdiction over claims against Dyson related to the alleged forced labour practices of a Malaysian supplier.

UK publishes official guidance to judiciary on use of AI

December 13, 2023

On 12 December 2023, the UK published official guidance to the judiciary on the use of AI in litigation in England & Wales.

Courts have power to compel parties to engage in non-court based ADR

December 11, 2023

Discussing Churchill v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council [2023] EWCA Civ 1416 which stated courts do have the power lawfully to stay proceedings for the purpose of, or even order parties to engage in, Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Court of Appeal considers the approach to assess a "material adverse change"

December 05, 2023

Considering the court’s approach to assess whether there was a material adverse change in the company’s prospects was incorrect and the buyer’s claim failed.

Court of Appeal refuses permission to appeal in ClientEarth shareholder action

December 01, 2023

In the latest development in ClientEarth’s attempt to bring a shareholder action on behalf of Shell plc against its directors, the Court of Appeal has refused its application for permission to appeal the earlier decisions of the High Court.