More and more proprietary estoppel cases have been featured in the media of late, often concerning farming families. In a nutshell, a successful claimant will be able to demonstrate that a promise was made to him, that reliance was placed on that promise, and as a result, he acted to his detriment. It is essential to understand when dealing with these cases, that the elements are not stand alone requirements which need to be ‘ticked off a list’.
In this claim the Bell Leisure Group claimed around £18m in damages for professional negligence against their accountants. The accountant provided due diligence in relation to the acquisition in February 2007 of the Esporta health and fitness business.
Parties contemplating claims in negligence and/ or breach of contract against insolvent companies and individuals providing professional services will welcome the fact that the long awaited Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 (“the Act”) will come into force on 1 August 2016.
Silence is golden or so they say. This isn’t true however, if you are tasked with taking instructions for the preparation of will. A recent judgment from the Court of Appeal outlines the correct application of ‘the Golden rule’ in cases where testamentary capacity is challenged.
A recent decision in the High Court reemphasised the strong line that the court will take if a party’s conduct in proceedings warrants it.
The implications of the decision of the UK electorate to leave the EU, and the absence of a concrete plan outlining next steps, are causing considerable concern among sections of the business community.
For most businesses, a web presence is important because it allows customers and prospective customers to find you and the goods and services you offer. In today’s digital age, domain names are valuable business assets.
On 28 July 2016, copyright law will change because section 52 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA) will be repealed, i.e. with effect from this date, section 52 will cease to have any effect.
An alternative dispute resolution method for professional negligence matters, first offered in early 2015, has just been relaunched. In February 2015 an adjudication pilot scheme was introduced as an alternative to court for professional negligence disputes
Agriculture is one of the largest beneficiaries of EU funding in the UK (56.6% in 2014 according to the 2014 EU Financial Report). A concern for most farmers will be the future of the financial support, currently provided by the CAP, in a post-EU world.