“Houston, we have a problem”

The popular (but in fact erroneous) quotation from the radio communications in the Apollo 13 space mission has become a popular refrain to account, informally, the emergence of an unforeseen problem.

Insurers: Please pay, no more delay

One of the long standing problems with the English law’s treatment of insurers’ delay to payment of valid claims was that it offered no meaningful remedy to a business or individual who was in desperate need to receive the indemnity payment due.

Unexplained Wealth Orders

UWOs were only recently introduced by the Criminal Finances Act 2017 as new investigative orders and are governed by sections 362A to 362T of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (“POCA”).

“Rocket Docket” Justice

Following the successful pilot between 2015 and 2017, the Business Court in England and Wales have now embedded in the High Court procedures a couple of shorter and more flexible litigation

Litigation Know How: Staying ahead of the game Spring 2018

Welcome 2017 saw Devonshires’ Commercial Litigation team involved in some of the leading cases in the UK courts. For example, in June 2017 we acted for Canaccord Genuity Wealth (International) Limited in successfully defending a substantial claim for damages and quantum meruit for £5m. We also acted for the partner of Sergei Pugachev, ‘Putin’s banker’,


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