We are looking forward to hearing Paul Ashwell and Kate Richmond provide an update on contractual topics and civil procedures at 5 pm in chambers today. We look forward to seeing you there!

Paul Ashwell will be speaking about recent Supreme Court decisions on contractual topics:

  • negotiating (Wrotham Park) damages – Morris-Garner v One Step Ltd.
  • no oral variation provisions – Rock Advertising v MWB Business Exchange Centres.
  • interpretation – Wood v Capita.

Kate Richmond will be providing a civil procedural update considering cases about the following:

  • Whether there is a power to vary undertakings – Birch v Birch [2017] UKSC 53.
  • Evidence for adjournments on medical grounds – Simou v Salliss & another [2017] EWCA Civ 312.
  • Costs consequences of refusal to mediate – Gore v Naheed & another [2017] EWCA Civ 369.
  • The court’s approach to pre-action disclosure – Peel Port Shareholder Finance Company Ltd v Dornoch Ltd [2017] EWHC 876.
  • Effective service of a claim & the interplay between CPR 6.14 & 7.5 – Jones v Chichester Harbour Conservancy & others [2017] EWHC 2270 (QB).