Data protection law has received a new public prominence in recent months, with the media focusing in particular on global internet companies, such as Facebook or Google. At the same time, the practical implications of data protection law in a range of contexts have continued to be quietly and incrementally developed in the courts. One … Continue reading The growing impact of data protection law: Guriev v Community Safety Development (UK) Ltd
The Financial List was established in October 2015 as a single specialist list comprised of judges drawn from both the Commercial Court and the Chancery Division, with particular expertise and experience in financial markets disputes. The procedure for cases assigned to the List is governed by CPR 63A, the associated Practice Direction, and a Guide issued … Continue reading The Financial List: first judgment adopts commercial approach to the meaning of Loan Market Association standard terms
The Supreme Court has provided helpful clarification on the scope of section 171 of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) in Eclairs Group Ltd and Glengary Overseas Ltd v JKX Oil & Gas plc  UKSC 71.
In Cavendish Square Holding BV v Talal El Makdessi and ParkingEye Limited v Beavis  UKSC 67 (see Legal update, Supreme Court restates penalty rule), the Supreme Court gave its first judgment on contractual penalty clauses in 100 years.