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Archive: July 2023

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Can non-parties to proceedings claim litigation privilege?

July 31, 2023

Discussing the recent decision in Al Sadeq v Dechert LLP & Ors [2023] EWHC 795 (KB).

New EU Anti-Corruption Framework

July 24, 2023

Discussion of the European Commission's proposed Directive setting up a new anti-corruption framework.

Supreme Court resets the Quincecare duty and scope of the bank customer relationship

July 20, 2023

The Supreme Court has rejected a claim against a bank for breach of an extended Quincecare duty and reset the entire basis of that duty

Proposed enhancements to corporate reporting obligations

July 19, 2023

Discussing the UK government's proposed significant amendments to the Companies Act 2006 which would impose greater reporting requirements on large companies.

Data class actions: An alternative basis for an opt-out representative action failed

July 14, 2023

Discussing the challenges in bringing a group action for breaches of data privacy requirements highlighted in Prismall v Google UK Ltd & Anor [2023] EWHC 1169 (KB).

Assessment of damages: Internal hedging did not reduce loss

July 12, 2023

Discussing the complex case of Rhine Shipping DMCC v Vitol SA [2023] EWHC 1265 (Comm) which considered the relevance of hedging to the assessment of damages.

How will the Court deal with requests to change expert witnesses?

July 06, 2023

The High Court gave guidance on its approach when a party seeks permission to change experts and the circumstances relevant to whether disclosure of prior reports or other documents will be required.

Judicial review reform and climate change/ESG actions: Risks to your business?

July 03, 2023

Considering some of the changes introduced by the Judicial Review and Courts Act 2022, what they may mean for climate change related judicial review proceedings and how the courts have dealt with recent judicial review proceedings in this area.