Court can give judgment despite settlement

A recent Court of Appeal decision clarifies that the court has the power to hand down judgment in a case that has been fully argued, even if the parties have settled their dispute and asked that judgment not be given:… Read more

Important lessons for settlement deeds

A recent High Court decision highlights important issues for the execution of settlement deeds and provides a useful restatement of the extent of the disclosure obligations of parties to settlement negotiations: Silver Queen Maritime Ltd v Persia Petroleum Services Plc… Read more

Keeping settlement terms confidential

A recent High Court decision has important practical implications for the drafting and filing of Tomlin orders, which are commonly used to record agreed terms of settlement: ABC Ltd v Y [2010] EWHC 3176 (Ch). The judgment also helpfully reviews… Read more

Disclosure of confidential settlement agreements

The recent High Court judgments in the case of Cadogan Petroleum Plc and others v Mark Tolley and others [2010] EWHC 1107 and [2009] EWHC 3291 give a good illustration of when a settlement agreement with one defendant will be… Read more