Brexit under the Withdrawal Agreement: The implications for disputes

    It now seems inevitable that the UK will leave the EU on 31 January 2020 at 11pm GMT under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement concluded between the UK and the EU on 19 October 2019. In this post, we consider the implications for commercial litigation involving the English courts, both during the transition period … Read more

    Court of Appeal overturns order permitting use of covert recordings to support claims in civil litigation before breach of confidence claim determined

    A recent Court of Appeal decision illustrates the court’s approach to the protection of confidential information, emphasising that the question of a party’s entitlement to use material obtained in breach of confidence must be determined before that party can rely on the material in support of separate claims, not at the same time or afterwards: … Read more

    HSF overview of collective damages claims in competition cases in the UK published in GCR Guide to Private Litigation

    Our competition litigation team’s overview of collective damages claims in competition cases in the UK has recently been published as part of Global Competition Review’s new Guide to Private Litigation. The rest of the Guide is available for free to GCR subscribers here. The HSF chapter considers the current trends in collective or class actions and … Read more

    Reference to CJEU as to whether EU-domiciled defendant has right to be sued in its state of domicile and to restrain non-EU proceedings by anti-suit injunction

    The Court of Appeal has made a reference to the CJEU, asking for a preliminary ruling as to whether a defendant domiciled in an EU member state has the right, under the recast Brussels Regulation, to be sued in that state and to obtain an anti-suit injunction restraining proceedings in a non-EU jurisdiction. It further … Read more