Chris Dalby's Blog

Monday 21 August 2017

Stop! Estoppel.

One legal concept which I find frequently confuses laymen is the concept of estoppel. The concept, dating back to the days of equity, is concerned with the idea of preventing a party from tricking ano...

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Monday 14 August 2017

A Missed Opportunity?

One particular issue which can cause litigators to scratch their heads is loss of chance. This concerns losses which, rather than being fixed and certain, flow from a lost opportunity. These are more ...

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Wednesday 02 August 2017

Fee or Free?

Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that the introduction of employment tribunal fees in 2013 was unlawful, and the government is now facing a £27 million refund to Claimants who brought tribunal claim...

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Friday 21 July 2017

A Banker and a Billionaire walk into a bar....

You may have read recently that Mike Ashley has been in a spot of bother. There was recently a two week trial in the High Court, where Mr Ashley was sued by a business analyst who claimed that, during...

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Wednesday 05 July 2017

​You Know What They Say About Assumptions…..

One issue which regularly comes up in all areas of law, but particularly litigation, is a complete disagreement by all parties in an oral contract as to what the terms of the agreement were. You somet...

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Tuesday 27 June 2017

The Law deserves our respect, not contempt

In a case reported fairly recently, seven experts were jailed, with the Court stating that they had committed perjury on an industrial scale.  Autofocus Limited worked for the car insurance industry, ...

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