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By Richard Harrison, Niya Phiri
We report on the Solicitors Regulation Authority's imminent consultation on introducing a whistle-blowing policy to the SRA Handbook for the first time.
By Chris Holme
At the Conservative Party conference yesterday, the Chancellor announced two significant changes in relation to tribunal claims, following the consultation "Resolving Workplace Disputes", which was published at the beginning of the year.
By Pádraig Walsh
In our October 2010 e-bulletin we reported on recommendations by the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) for an Equal Opportunities Tribunal (EOT) in Hong Kong.
By Emily Harwood, Caroline Brader-Smith, Claire Dyson, Warren Ganesh, Sapna Garg, Lyall Hickson, Andrew Horton, Patric McGonigal, Francesca Morley, Judith Pastrana
The Marine, Energy and Trade team publish a regular newsletter, the Marine, Energy and Trade notes, in which recent legal developments are reviewed: new case law, changing legislation, and new areas of potential liability.
By Francesca Morley
TTMI challenged the decision of an arbitrator to strike out its claim against Statoil ASA (Statoil) on the ground that there was no contract between the two parties and therefore no arbitration agreement.
By Judith Pastrana
The term "strike" contained in an exclusion clause within a berth charterparty extended to include the congestion period which followed the "strike" itself.
By Judith Pastrana
The Court of Appeal rejects a guarantor's attempts to deny its liability under Advance Payment Guarantees following the novation of shipbuilding contracts under Korean law.
By Judith Pastrana
A ship buyer succeeded in its claim to rescind two shipbuilding contracts following the shipbuilder's failure to comply with the agreed sea trial dates.
By Andrew Horton, Warren Ganesh
Triple whammy arising out of charterparty arbitration award. The Hong Kong Court dismisses a court action that seeks to re-litigate matters already decided in an arbitration between related parties.
By Matt Walker
Although the High Court may not yet be the domain of hashtags and the twitterati, the last two months have seen the publication of important reports which allow us to see what is "trending" in the world of litigation.
By Barlow Lyde & Gilbert LLP
The dispute concerned the interpretation of the laytime and demurrage terms under a CIF contract. Suek AG v Glencore International AG (2011).
By Sapna Garg
An unusual decision in which the High Court saw fit to grant an injunction against the continuation of arbitration proceedings in Hungary, on the ground that the circumstances were sufficiently exceptional to justify such an order.
By Claire Dyson
The Court of Appeal confirms that English courts may impose anti-suit injunctions in respect of foreign proceedings to prevent a breach of an arbitration agreement even in circumstances where there is no actual or intended arbitration.
By Caroline Brader-Smith
The Commercial Court reverses six arbitration awards and holds that no binding contracts were formed between the parties in the absence of contracts prepared and signed in accordance with terms agreed during negotiations.
By Lyall Hickson
Forward Freight Agreements which still had contract months to run at the time of Automatic Early Termination under an ISDA Master Agreement were to be included in calculating the Early Termination. Payment
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