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The scope of the fraud exception to the without prejudice rule

June 30, 2021

In Berkeley Square Holdings & Ors v Lancer Property Asset Management Ltd & Ors [2021] EWCA Civ 551, the Court of Appeal provides useful guidance on the scope of the ‘fraud exception’ to the ‘without prejudice’ rule.

Litigation privilege and third parties

June 24, 2021

A recent decision in the English High Court has provided further guidance on the application of the ‘dominant purpose’ test to claims of litigation privilege in respect of correspondence involving third parties.

Further guidance on the Kalmneft factors

June 17, 2021

A decision by the Commercial Court interprets the relevant principles for assessing applications for extensions of time to challenge arbitral awards, and the reasonableness of acts by sovereign states in such a situation.

A good faith provision helped the High Court to find in favour of minority shareholders in a recent shareholder dispute

June 10, 2021

The High Court's decision provides guidance on how the inclusion of a good faith provision in a shareholders agreement can impact on the majority’s right to remove a director under s.168 of the Companies Act 2006.

High Court strikes out claim against banks: no deliberate concealment of facts and claim time-barred for limitation

June 04, 2021

The recent decision in Dixon v Santander Asset Finance Plc & Anor [2021] EWHC 1044 (Ch) provides a useful summary of the case law around the s.32(1)(b) Limitation Act 1980 concealment ground and practical application of this provision to the case facts.