Category: Claims

English Court of Appeal checks its privilege; decides it still applies

Jamie Humphreys

A recent decision by the English courts has confirmed that litigation privilege is available for criminal investigations

Collective re-dress: all talk and now trousers

Jamie Humphreys, Edward Turtle and Monica Mylordou

Product manufacturers risk a significant increase in European-style “class actions” if proposals to amend the draft “New Deal for Consumers” are adopted.

English Court of Appeal considers rules on parent company liability

Jamie Humphreys and Julia Maskell

The Court of Appeal has refused an appeal by victims of post-election violence in Kenya to impose liability on the parent company of the tea plantation where they worked.

UK Supreme Court confirms damages for symptomless injuries

Fergal Duggan

The Supreme Court has recently confirmed that an asymptomatic physiological change caused by an employer’s negligence can constitute an actionable personal injury, thus overturning previous decisions of the High Court and Court of Appeal.

English Court clarifies test for forseeability risk

Rod Freeman and Jamie Humphreys

The ruling provides food for thought to those managing new risks.

European Commission report on collective redress possibilities across the EU

Carol Roberts

The European Commission recently published an in-depth review of collective redress measures. We review the highlights from the report and proposed next steps.