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The Island's South African community came together to mark Heritage Day recently with a DQ sponsored event hosted by two members of our team.
DQ Advocates
The recent decision by the Isle of Man Staff of Government Division in Old Mutual International v Leonteq Securities & Otr (judgment dated 19 June 2020) offers a timely reminder to litigants and...
Simcocks
Deemster Corlett in an extempore judgment delivered on 21 May 2020 in Oliver v Fedelta, a case concerning equitable mistake by settlors, said that he was quite convinced that Isle of Man law should follow Pitt v Holt.
DQ Advocates
The recent decision in Bellamy and Parmenter v A C Electrical Limited has again highlighted the limited costs available in the Small Claims Court and the wide discretion of the Court in respect of the recovery of costs.
Simcocks
Simcocks recently obtained the dismissal of a claim not on the merits but because of defects in disclosure by their legally represented opponents.
DQ Advocates
The ethos behind the department is to give clear legal advice to progress a client's case efficiently...
Appleby
The Isle of Man Treasury has announced that a new discount rate will be applicable to personal injury compensation awarded by the Isle of Man Courts.
DQ Advocates
The law on vicarious liability has recently been the subject of an important United Kingdom Supreme Court judgment which has limited its scope, providing a welcome relief for employers who would...
DQ Advocates
Whilst it is always advisable to try and resolve matters by agreement outside of formal court action, it is important to be aware that Isle of Man law imposes certain limitation periods...
DQ Advocates
DQ has announced the additions of Mark Emery and Alexander Armstrong to its leading Dispute Resolution department. Mark has joined the firm as an Associate Director, with Alexander appointed an Associate.
DQ Advocates
December 2019 saw the Isle of Man FSA publish its new "Enforcement Decision Making Process" (DMP). The DMP is a staged process followed by the FSA when exercising its statutory powers of enforcement.
Simcocks
In Ohpen Operations UK Limited v Invesco Fund Managers Limited [2019 EWHC 2246] the English High Court recently held that mediation was a condition precedent to the commencement of litigation and therefore ...
DQ Advocates
The Isle of Man's Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) (Isle of Man) Act 1968 (the "Act") provides a quick and simple process for the registration of judgments obtained in certain jurisdictions.
Simcocks
Whilst the law surrounding summary judgment and strike out is well trodden and extensively documented, two recent cases involving the Simcocks Dispute Resolution team have served as a timely reminder from the Manx courts ...
Simcocks
Mr Mercer had been a competitor at the 2018 TT motorcycle races when he was involved in a collision with a course car, resulting in personal injuries of a relatively severe nature.
Appleby
The Lord Chancellor has this week announced the long-awaited revision of the Discount Rate in England and Wales.
Appleby
We have previously reported on the change to the discount rate in England and Wales, announced by the Lord Chancellor on 27 February 2017 ...
Appleby
Altogether a good thing. To that end, in the Isle of Man we have the Arbitration Act 1976 (the Act), modelled on the 1950 Act of Parliament of the same name...
Gough Law
Anyone who has been involved in a civil case will know that the obligation of disclosure of documents – or "discovery" as it used to be called – is a burdensome process.
Gough Law
In a recent judgment, the High Court has reaffirmed the costs philosophy underlying the conduct of civil litigation in the Isle of Man under the Rules of the High Court of Justice of the Isle of Man, ...
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