Retrospective interpretation: DSG v MasterCard – Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted February 20th, 2019 in competition, EC law, limitations, news, tribunals by sally

‘The latest battle over limitation in Competition damages claims was a victory for the claimants – see DSG Retail Ltd v MasterCard Inc [2019] CAT 5. In some ways it is a surprising decision, because the Competition Appeal Tribunal has decided that when s.47A of the Competition Act was enacted in 2003, certain claims which were time-barred prior to its enactment were revived. The Tribunal frankly acknowledged that it did not find the matter straightforward, and looking at the rules it is easy to see why.’

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Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 19th February 2019

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Court of Appeal reinforces strict six-week planning challenge time limit – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 14th, 2019 in appeals, limitations, news, planning, time limits by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has refused to extend the six-week statutory time limit for challenging a planning inspector’s decision, in a case where the individual had been prevented from filing on the day of the deadline.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th February 2019

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Medical tribunal into Dr Richard Freeman case in danger of not being completed this year – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 12th, 2019 in doctors, drug abuse, limitations, news, sport, tribunals by tracey

‘Dr Richard Freeman’s medical tribunal is in serious danger of not being completed this year, Telegraph Sport understands. It raises the possibility that evidence arising from the hearing might fall outside the statute of limitations for UK Anti-Doping to act upon. Or that Team Sky might be sold or quit the sport before the case is heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th February 2019

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Ep. 62: Court claims from the empire’s long shadow – Law Pod UK

‘Last year the High Court ruled out claims against the British Government brought by people caught up in the Mau Mau emergency in Kenya in the 1950s. The allegations of brutality against guards employed by the Colonial Office were time-barred by the half-century that has elapsed since the events took place. Guy Mansfield QC represented the Foreign Office in this litigation and discusses the importance of the Limitation Act with Rosalind English.’

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Law Pod UK, 21st January 2019

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More flexibility, but potentially more disputes, after UK highways case – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 14th, 2019 in appeals, interpretation, limitations, news, roads, Supreme Court by tracey

‘A recent UK Supreme Court decision on the common law meaning of ‘highway’ will have significant implications for property developers, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th January 2018

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Limit prosecutions of army veterans, says top human rights lawyer

Posted January 9th, 2019 in armed forces, limitations, news, prosecutions by sally

‘A statute of limitations could be used to prevent prosecution of military veterans for less serious historical offences, a leading human rights lawyer has suggested.’

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The Guardian, 8th January 2019

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Capped costs pilot for cases worth up to £250k to launch next month – Litigation Futures

Posted December 17th, 2018 in case management, costs, costs capping orders, limitations, news, pilot schemes by sally

‘A pilot scheme introducing capped costs of £80,000 for High Court cases worth up to £250,000 – as recommended by Sir Rupert Jackson last year – is set to be introduced next month.’

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Litigation Futures, 17th December 2018

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Judgment handed down in the case of O’Brien v Ministry of Justice – Cloisters

‘The case concerns discrimination against part-time judges in the calculation of pensions. The issue is whether periods of service as a part-time judge prior the coming into effect of Part Time Workers Directive (97/81/EC) should be taken into account in calculating the amount of pension to be paid upon retirement.’

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Cloisters, 7th November 2018

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The limits of doctors’ liability for wrongful birth – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Khan v MNX [2017] EWHC 2990 (QB). The Court of Appeal has held that a mother who consults a doctor in order to avoid the birth of a child with one disability may not recover damages for the costs associated with a different disability.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th November 2018

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High Court pulls plug on CFA-backed Kenya group action – Litigation Futures

Posted November 22nd, 2018 in armed forces, class actions, colonies, fees, Kenya, limitations, news, rape, torture by tracey

‘The High Court yesterday dismissed the group litigation brought on behalf of more than 40,000 claimants in the so-called Mau Mau case, after six years of work done by lawyers operating on a “no win, no fee” basis.’

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Litigation Futures, 22nd November 2018

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Theresa May forced into embarrassing climbdown on fixed-odds betting terminals – The Independent

Posted November 15th, 2018 in bills, gambling, limitations, news by tracey

‘Theresa May has been forced into an embarrassing climbdown as ministers announced they would bring forward curbs to tackle highly addictive fixed-odd betting terminals in the face of considerable opposition from MPs and campaigners.’

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The Independent, 14th November 2018

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A not so short assured shorthold tenancy – Tanfield Chambers

Posted November 5th, 2018 in housing, landlord & tenant, leases, limitations, news, rent by sally

‘The ground rent scandal can give rise to accidental ASTs with unexpected consequences.’

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Tanfield Chambers, 18th October 2018

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Stay of proceedings before serving a claim form – 4 New Square

Posted November 2nd, 2018 in limitations, news, service, stay of proceedings, time limits by sally

‘Noting the recent Court of Appeal decision in Grant v Dawn Meats (UK), Stephen Innes and Hannah Daly of 4 New Square consider the options open to Claimants.’

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4 New Square, 23rd October 2018

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Four Fundamentals of Limitation Periods in Contract and Tort Claims – 4 New Square

Posted November 2nd, 2018 in contracts, limitations, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Four key points for the limitation period for contract and tort claims. Limitation is fiendishly complex – these are some fundamentals for an ‘all-or-nothing’ defence affecting every claim.’

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4 New Square, 25th October 2018

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Government agrees to limit delegation of judicial powers – Litigation Futures

Posted October 30th, 2018 in bills, courts, judiciary, limitations, news by sally

‘The government has introduced restrictions on what judicial tasks can be delegated to court staff under legislation currently going through Parliament.’

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Litigation Futures, 29th October 2018

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‘Common sense prevails’ when work began before contract finalised – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 23rd, 2018 in appeals, construction industry, contracting out, contracts, limitations, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has upheld a limitation of liability clause negotiated between the parties on a defective construction project, when work began before the parties formalised those terms.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd October 2018

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Civil Liability Bill “undermines Lord Chancellor’s oath of office” – Legal Futures

‘The Civil Liability Bill seriously undermines the oath sworn by Lord Chancellor David Gauke to defend the independence of the judiciary, claimant lawyers have argued as the bill near the end of its parliamentary journey.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd October 2018

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Impecunious credit hire claimants ordered to provide pre-action disclosure – Litigation Futures

‘Impecunious road traffic accident claimants who benefit from the rule allowing them to claim full credit hire costs must provide pre-action disclosure of financial records, a circuit judge has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 22nd October 2018

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Ointment for a sting: Arcadis Consulting v AMEC – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted October 15th, 2018 in appeals, construction industry, contracting out, contracts, limitations, news by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has come to the aid of Arcadis Consulting (UK) Ltd by overturning Coulson J’s judgment in ​Arcadis Consulting (UK) Ltd v AMEC (BSC) Ltd – a case described by the judge as one “with something of a sting in its tail”. The sting in question was Coulson J’s finding that a contract between Arcadis and AMEC did not incorporate any term that limited Arcadis’ liability. As a result, Arcadis faced a potential loss of £40 million.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 12th October 2018

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Mau Mau action with 40,000 claimants in doubt after CA refuses permission to appeal test case – Litigation Futures

Posted October 12th, 2018 in appeals, class actions, colonies, Kenya, limitations, news, personal injuries, torture by sally

‘The future of litigation being brought on behalf of more than 40,000 claimants in the so-called Mau Mau case is in doubt after the Court of Appeal refused permission to hear an appeal against a decision to dismiss the first test case.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th October 2018

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