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BSB gives go ahead for barristers to sue solicitors over fees – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Bar Standards Board has given the green light for the introduction of standard contractual terms that will enable barristers to sue solicitors for unpaid fees.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 5th May 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Redcard Ltd and others v Williams and others – WLR Daily

Redcard Ltd and others v Williams and others [2011] EWCA Civ 466; [2011] WLR (D) 145

“Under section 44 of the Companies Act 2006 a company document could validly be signed by signatories acting for the company even though the execution did not take place either with the common seal of the company or by expressly being signed ‘for or on behalf of the company’.”

WLR Daily, 20th April 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Mayhew v King and others; Chaucer Insurance plc (Part 20 claimant) v Folgate London Market Ltd (formerly Towergate Stafford Knight Co Ltd) (Part 20 defendant) – WLR Daily

Mayhew v King and others; Chaucer Insurance plc (Part 20 claimant) v Folgate London Market Ltd (formerly Towergate Stafford Knight Co Ltd) (Part 20 defendant) [2011] EWCA Civ 328; [2011] WLR (D) 117

“A clause in a settlement agreement relieving the paying party from its obligation to make payment to the receiving party in the event of the latter’s insolvency infringed the ‘anti-deprivation principle’ which prevented the making of a valid contract by which a person’s property was to remain his until bankruptcy but on such event was to pass to someone else and be taken away from his creditors.”

WLR Daily, 31st March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Privater Rettungsdienst und Krankentransport Stadler v Zweckverband für Rettungsdienst und Feuerwehralarmierung Passau (Malteser Hilfdienst eV and another, intervening) – WLR Daily

Privater Rettungsdienst und Krankentransport Stadler v Zweckverband für Rettungsdienst und Feuerwehralarmierung Passau (Malteser Hilfdienst eV and another, intervening) (Case C–274/09); [2011] WLR (D) 88

“A contract concerning rescue services under which the operator was fully remunerated by persons other than the contracting authority awarding the contract and which placed a limited operating risk on the operator was classified as a ‘service concession’ within the meaning of article 1(4) of Parliament and Council Directive 2004/18/EC, as distinct from a public contract or public service contract within article 1(2)(a)(d).”

WLR Daily, 10th March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Court of appeal clears bankers to sue Commerzbank over bonuses – The Guardian

“The court of appeal yesterday cleared the way for more than 100 investment bankers to sue Commerzbank over unpaid bonuses in one of the highest profile cases to emerge from the financial crisis.’

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The Guardian, 8th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Landmark judgment highlights retainer letter lapse – Law Society’s Gazette

“A High Court judge warned solicitors of the need to be clear in retainer letters, as he ruled that a firm had breached its contract by refusing to carry out further work for a client until he had paid his bills, in a decision that the judge admitted ‘may seem harsh’.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd March 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Consumer expectation the vital element in contract fairness, says OFT – OUT-LAW.com

“Companies whose small print changes the basis of consumer deals will face investigation by consumer regulator the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), it has said. According to the OFT, one in five consumers had experienced a contract problem in the last year.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th February 2011

Source: www.out-law.com


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