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Jurisdiction rules allowed Scottish sub-contractor to sue in English commercial court

A Scottish sub-contractor was not barred from bringing a claim against a Dutch company in the England and Wales commercial court under EU law because the "place of performance of the obligation" could take place on either side of the border, the court has... 08 Dec 2014

Lender entitled to rely on debt restructuring negotiations marked 'without prejudice', court rules

A lender was entitled to rely on communications with a debtor concerning the restructuring of a debt during court action to recover the money, even though those documents were headed "without prejudice and subject to contract", the High Court has said. 22 Oct 2014

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Process management is vital for companies who want to benefit from choosing arbitration over litigation, say experts

FOCUS: Forward thinking organisations are increasingly choosing arbitration over litigation, but too many of them are throwing away the benefits of arbitration because they are not managing the process well enough. 20 Jun 2014

Debt purchasers should carry out due diligence that goes beyond industry practice in light of ruling, says expert

Financiers should be prepared to undertake additional due diligence checks on issues affecting debt they purchase as a result of a High Court ruling, an expert has said. 11 Jun 2014

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