High Court finds that a claimant’s “awareness” of a representation is an essential prerequisite to a claim for misrepresentation

In a recent decision, the High Court has struck out claims against a defendant bank alleging implied fraudulent misrepresentations in relation to LIBOR, on the basis that the claimants had failed to plead that the alleged representations were actively present in their mind when entering into the products in question and therefore the claim stood … Read more

The Law of Solicitors’ Liabilities, Fourth Edition published

The Law of Solicitors’ Liabilities, Fourth Edition, previously known as Solicitors’ Negligence and Liability, has recently been released. The publication was written by leading practitioners in the field Tom Leech QC of Herbert Smith Freehills and William Flenley QC of Hailsham Chambers with contributions from Thomas Grant QC (Maitland Chambers), Nicola Rushton QC (Hailsham Chambers), Alice … Read more

High Court finds in favour of novel duty of care on employers (or quasi-employers) to protect against economic loss by providing an “ethically safe” work environment

In a recent decision, the High Court has awarded a former partner of Ernst & Young (EY) damages exceeding $11 million, broadly equating to past and future earnings for the rest of his career: Rihan v Ernst & Young (Global) Ltd [2020] EWHC 901 (QB). The claimant, Mr Rihan, was a whistle-blower who publicly disclosed suspected irregularities arising … Read more