A litigator’s yearbook: 2019 (England and Wales)

As another eventful year comes to a close – and we wait for the results of the UK general election later this week which will of course have significant implications for English litigation insofar as it determines the question of when or whether the UK will leave the EU – we take this opportunity to … Read more

Upcoming webinar – Litigation update

On Wednesday 27 November (1-2pm UK time), Anna Pertoldi, Maura McIntosh and Jan O’Neill will deliver a webinar for Herbert Smith Freehills clients and contacts looking at developments in commercial litigation since our last update webinar, in April this year. The webinar will focus on lessons learned from decisions in areas such as privilege, without prejudice, disclosure, default judgments, … Read more

Article published – Redrafted DBA Regulations: a promising basis for reform

As explained in this previous post, a proposed redrafted version of the regulations governing Damages-Based Agreements (DBAs) has recently been published, and addresses many of the key problems with the current regulations, the DBA Regulations 2013. Maura McIntosh has published a post on Practical Law’s Dispute Resolution blog which welcomes the redraft of the regulations … Read more

Launch of our new Public Law blog

Herbert Smith Freehills has launched a new Public Law blog, which you can find at https://hsfnotes.com/publiclaw or via the “More blogs” link above. The blog contains our public law team’s latest thinking on recent cases and other key developments in the administrative and public law sphere, including matters relating to professional discipline and freedom of … Read more

Insurance issues in class actions – new webinar and “handy client guide”

Herbert Smith Freehills has today released the fourth in our series of webinars on class actions in England and Wales, looking at insurance issues in class actions. In the presentation Sarah McNally and Greig Anderson discuss how to maximise insurance recoveries when class action risk arises. Clients and contacts of the firm can register to access … Read more

Pre-contractual statements: When can they come back to bite you?

Parties may say all sorts of things when negotiating a contract. Where sophisticated commercial parties are involved, most pre-contractual statements will, no doubt, be both carefully considered and accurate. But as we all know, things can go wrong. Where a pre-contractual statement turns out to be false, the implications can be serious. The counterparty may have a right to unwind the … Read more