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Contract Law update by Sallianne Cockerham February 2018

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Sallianne Cockerham, owner/founder of London Law Firm – Southampton Row Solicitors looks at the interesting case of Wood v Capita Insurance Services [2017] UKSC 24. Contract Wording and Interpretation Capita (“Buyer”) entered into an SPA with Mr Wood and others (“Sellers”) for the acquisition by Capita of the entire issued share capital of Sureterm Direct

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Commercial Contracts Law update by Sallianne Cockerham – January 2018

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Sallianne Cockerham, owner/founder of London Law Firm – Southampton Row Solicitors looks at the interesting case of Star Polaris LLC v HHIC-PHIL; re a ship building contract to build and purchase a ship, the Star Polaris. What is Consequential Loss? Over the years the phrase ‘consequential losses’ has acquired an established meaning as those losses

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Commercial Litigation update by Sallianne Cockerham – December 2017

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Sallianne Cockerham, owner/founder of London Law Firm – Southampton Row Solicitors looks at the importance of fully understanding ‘without prejudice’ communications. Many people think that by simply writing the words ‘without prejudice’ or ‘off the record’ on something, it can never be relied on as evidence by the opposing party in any subsequent hearing. That

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Commercial Litigation update by Sallianne Cockerham – November 2017

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Sallianne Cockerham, owner/founder of London Law Firm – Southampton Row Solicitors looks at the Supreme Court majority decision of Walsh -v- Jones Lang La Salle Ltd [2017] IESC 38 last year that provided some clarity on the law of negligent misstatement. What is a Negligent Misstatement? This arises where Party A has carelessly made a

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Commercial Contracts Law update by Sallianne Cockerham – October 2017

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Sallianne Cockerham, owner/founder of London Law Firm – Southampton Row Solicitors looks at the nature of a contractual penalty clause and what is enforceable. What is a Penalty Clause? It is a clause which operates on breach of contract (such as a liquidated damages clause) which cannot be justified by some consideration, such as the

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Commercial Contracts update by Sallianne Cockerham – September 2017

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Sallianne Cockerham, owner/founder of London Law Firm – Southampton Row Solicitors looks at the interesting topic of Goodwill in contracts. What is Goodwill? There is often a blurred line between Goodwill and reputation. In the case of Wadlow 1-32, Starbucks v BSkyB [2015] UKSC 31, it was described as ‘the most seriously misused term’. Lawyers

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Commercial Contracts Law update by Sallianne Cockerham – Summer 2017

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Sallianne Cockerham, owner/founder of London Law Firm – Southampton Row Solicitors looks at the interesting case of Macinnes v Gross [2017] EWHC 46 QB Can a binding contract be made over dinner? One would think dining out at a restaurant in Mayfair that any conversation would be informal or preliminary. It is widely accepted that

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Family Law update by Sallianne Cockerham – May 2017

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Sallianne Cockerham, owner/founder of London Law Firm – Southampton Row Solicitors looks at the recent case of billionaire Surrey City oil trader and what could be a record divorce payout in a UK Court. The biggest payout of all time is thought to have been former US billionaire Alec Wildenstein. In what marks a change

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Divorce Law update by Sallianne Cockerham April 2017

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Sallianne Cockerham, owner/founder of London Law Firm – Southampton Row Solicitors looks at the recent case of Tini Owens seeking a divorce from her husband of nearly 40 years. Owens v Owens [2017] EWCA Civ 182 (24 March 2017). Mrs Owens (66) petitioned for divorce on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour. When considering drafting particulars

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Libel Law update March 2017

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

  Sallianne Cockerham, owner/founder of London Law Firm – Southampton Row Solicitors looks at the case of Jack Monroe a famous food blogger and Katie Hopkins, a columnist for the Mail Online. Monroe v Hopkins [2017] EWHC 433 (QB) (10 March 2017) The case originated over a twitter row involving 2 war memorial tweets. Ms

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