Commercial litigation podcast series – Episode 15: General update

In this 15th episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we look at some recent or upcoming developments relating to disclosure, jurisdiction and the new Chancery Guide, decisions relating to privilege and the application of the without prejudice rule, and the impact of the UK sanctions regime on proceedings in the English court involving … Read more

New edition of Chancery Guide in force

A new edition of the Chancery Guide was published and came into force on 29 July, just before the start of the summer court recess. The first new edition since 2016, the Guide has been wholly re-written by a working group which was led by the editors, Fancourt J and Master Kaye, and included Chris … Read more

Article published – Expansion of jurisdiction gateways coming soon

The Civil Procedure Rule Committee has approved a number of new jurisdiction gateways in CPR Practice Direction 6B, as well as amendments to existing gateways, aimed at filling in perceived gaps in the current rules or, in some cases, clarifying their meaning. The changes are expected to come into effect in October this year. Anna … Read more

Article published – Compulsory ADR: a commercial litigation perspective

The English courts have for many years recognised the benefits of ADR and encouraged parties to engage in it. That endorsement has become all the more pronounced with recent statements by the Master of the Rolls to the effect that there is nothing “alternative” about ADR. In this regard an issue which arises, and has … Read more

Commercial litigation podcast series – Episode 13: General update

In this 13th episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we give an update on recent cases relating to force majeure in the context of US sanctions, trial witness statements, draft judgments provided under embargo, and privilege, as well as cases and developments concerning cryptocurrencies. This episode is hosted by Anna Pertoldi, a … Read more

Article published – Draft judgments: navigating the embargo

Where the court is to hand down a reserved judgment, the usual practice is for the parties and their legal representatives to receive the judgment, on confidential terms, a couple of days beforehand – referred to as receiving the judgment under embargo. The consequences of breaching the embargo can be dramatic, not least because it … Read more