May 21, 2012

High Court decision on the consequences of failing to undertake adequate e-disclosure

West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited v. Willbros Global Holdings Inc [2012] EWHC 396 (TCC)

The claimant company hired a contractor to carry out construction work on a natural gas pipeline in West Africa. The defendant company had provided a guarantee in relation to the contract. The contract was terminated prior to completion of the works, and the claimant issued proceedings under the guarantee seeking payment of the additional costs of completing the pipeline.


May 8, 2012

Unfavourable expert reports – Prohibition on ‘Expert shopping’

Edwards-Tubb v JD Wetherspoon [2011] EWCA Civ 136

The claimant suffered an injury as a result of an accident at work, for which the defendant employer admitted liability.

May 1, 2012

Keydata Claims

FSCS’s Lifemark action

The FSCS has paid out millions to consumers following the collapse of Keydata in June 2009.

In the last week it has instructed Herbert Smith to send letters to hundreds of IFAs relating to Lifemark products: the Secure Income Bond 4, Secure Income Plan 1 – 12 and Defined Income Plan 1 – 8, requesting early payment of claims. We understand that Herbert Smith will be sending similar letters relating to other products in the coming weeks.