Court Structure in UK Law

  • Scottish Government Decides That Civil Court Fees Do Not Impede Access To Justice; No Substantive Change To Court Fee Structure
    • Mondaq UK
  • Corporate Trustees and Cash Managers: can historic miscalculations and underpayments be an Event of Default? The English High Court’s first decision on CMBS Class X Notes
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    We now have the English High Court’s first judgment concerning the position of Class X Notes in a CMBS structure. The rights of the Class X Notes in the Windermere VII CMBS were considered by the C...
    .... We now have the English High Court’s first judgment concerning the position of Class X Notes in a CMBS structure. The rights of the Class X Notes in the Windermere VII CMBS were considered by the Court in Hayfin Opal Luxco 3 S.A.R.L v Windermere VII CMBS plc ......
  • English High Court reaffirms dominant purpose requirement for claims to litigation privilege
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    In the recent decision of The Financial Reporting Council Limited v Frasers Group Plc, the English High Court held that documents detailing advice received from accountants in respect of a company’...
    ...... v Frasers Group Plc1, the English High Court held that documents detailing advice received from accountants in respect of a company’s tax structure were not protected from disclosure by litigation privilege because they were not prepared for the sole or dominant purpose of litigation, ......
  • To Be or Not to Be a Listed Building – Now That is a Valid Question
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    The Supreme Court has provided clarity and guidance on what constitutes a ‘building’ for the purpose of whether structures can be heritage listed, and has confirmed that when appealing listed build...
    .... Summary. The Supreme Court has provided clarity and guidance on what constitutes a ‘building’ for the purpose of whether structures can be heritage listed, and has confirmed that when appealing listed ......
  • Privy Council Clarifies When Innocent Third Parties are Liable to Victims of Fraud
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    To what extent must a bank make inquiries as to the commercial purpose of a transaction, particularly a transaction involving an offshore structure? And when is a bank liable to compensate a victim...
    ......transaction involving an offshore structure? And when is a . bank liable to compensate a victim of theft for receiving ...Papadimitriou by the UK’s Privy Council (the court of final . appeal for the UK’s overseas territories and Crown . ......
  • U.K. Court Approves Insurance Business Transfer Scheme
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    A court in the United Kingdom has approved the transfer of the entire long-term insurance business of Prudential Annuities Limited (PAL) to The Prudential Assurance Company Limited (PAC). The trans...
    ......The transfer’s purpose was to simplify the corporate structure of Prudential UK’s business, improve the flexibility and efficiency of capital management, and facilitate Prudential’s response to regulatory ......
  • Who Needs Lawyers? The Online Court
    • Mondaq UK
    ...In England and Wales there is currently an ongoing civil court structure review, led by Lord Briggs, with the aim of reforms providing a modern, efficient and accessible civil dispute resolution service for all. "Modern, ......
  • No English jurisdiction over Nigerian oil pollution claims against Shell
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    In a highly mediatised ruling, the English High Court refused jurisdiction over claims brought against Royal Dutch Shell and its Nigerian subsidiary, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria ...
    .... In a highly mediatised ruling, the English High Court refused jurisdiction over claims brought against Royal Dutch Shell and its ...Royal Dutch Shell’s corporate structure mitigated against there being an arguable duty of care between it and the ......
  • Blog: Part VII Transfers: UK Court makes an order affecting a New York excess & surplus lines trust
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    The Copenhagen Reinsurance Company (CopRe) asked the UK High Court to make an Order sanctioning the intra-group transfer of the whole of its (re)insurance business to the Marlon Insurance Company (...
    ...... The purpose of the transfer was to simplify the structure of the Enstar group.  If the transfer was sanctioned, CopRe would be dissolved without winding up. The Court had to resolve three legal issues ......
  • Fixed Costs In Litigation – Why We Need To Fix The Civil Court System To Reduce Costs In Litigation
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... In his review on the civil court structure published in July 2016 Lord Justice Briggs acknowledged Jackson's view that changes to the civil court structure would be necessary as part of the ......
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