Supreme Court hands down decision in Triple Point v PTT

The Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of Triple Point Technology Inc v PTT Public Company Ltd [2021] UKSC 29 today, 16 July 2021. The case concerned a dispute which had arisen between Triple Point (a designer and developer of software) and PTT (a commodities trader).  PTT had appointed Triple Point under […]

16th July 2021

Supreme Court Corrects Mistake in Limitation

Test Claimants in Franked Investment Income Group Litigations and others v Commissioners for HMRC [2020] UKSC 47 This tax decision of the Supreme Court will be of interest not just to tax specialists but to a broad range of civil practitioners. The decision changes the law on the principles governing when a claimant has discovered […]

27th November 2020

Grenfell and the Stretch to Pennsylvania for Punitive Damages

Introduction In Kristen Behrens, Esq., as Administratrix, et al. v. Arconic, Inc., et al [1] a US federal district court in Pennsylvania has dismissed on grounds of forum non conveniens claims brought by victims of the Grenfell Tower fire against: The US manufacturer of the combustible cladding tiles; and The US parent company of the […]

23rd November 2020

Reasons to Issue a Claim Form in UK–EU/EFTA Disputes in 2020, while the Going is Good

With the Brexit transition period set to end on 31 December 2020, this article looks at the implications for jurisdiction and the recognition & enforcement of judgments in cross-border litigation involving parties split between the UK and EU/EFTA member states, with a particular focus on litigation before the courts of England and Wales. It concludes […]

4th November 2020

R&S Pilling t/as Phoenix Engineering v UK Insurance

Michael Davie QC acted for the successful appellant and its property insurer in R&S Pilling t/as Phoenix Engineering v UK Insurance [2017] EWCA Civ 259. The Court of Appeal held that the policyholder’s liability for fire damage arising from the insured’s off-road repair of his vehicle was covered by the wording of his motor insurance […]

28th April 2017

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