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Giles Tagg

Following the exciting climax to the recent FIDE world chess championship in London between Magnus Carlson and Fabiano Caruana, partner, Giles Tagg, writes about how the stratagems in chess and the terms of art involved feed directly into how one might think about litigation and, even, dispute resolution.

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GIles Tagg and Jon Quirk

This article considers the matter of Burgess & Anor v Lejonvarn [2018] EWHC which followed the Court of Appeal decision in 2017 confirming that a duty of care could arise where professional assistance was provided free of charge.

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James Hutchinson

Marriott has announced it has suffered a security incident affecting approximately 500 million guests who made a reservation at a Starwood Property.

James Hutchinson, a Partner specialising in data protection comments on this breach and advises on what will happen to Marriott once the ICO start their investigations.

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Andrew Croft & Ben Spannuth

Publication: Construction Law

Our regular round up of cases from the courts comes from Andrew Croft and Ben Spannuth, focusing on an appeal court decision with implications for extensions of time; and a Northern Ireland court ruling on a dispute concerning a net contribution clause.

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James Vernon, Michael O'Brien and Charlotte Gooch

In S&T (UK) Limited v Grove Developments Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 2448, the Court of Appeal has confirmed the TCC's decision on the right of an Employer who fails to provide a Payment Notice or Pay Less Notice to subsequently dispute the amount of that interim payment through adjudication.

In this article, James Vernon, Michael O'Brien and Charlotte Gooch provide an insight into this case and comment on how this decision has changed what rights an Employer has to adjudicate.

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David McArdle and Michelle Bakker

There is no duty to warn a client in respect of a risk falling outside of a solicitor's retainer - Cathal Anthony Lyons v Fox Williams LLP [2018] EWCA Civ 2347

This case affirms that, for the purposes of measuring liability in a professional negligence claim, the scope of a professional's duty of care must be assessed by reference to the professional's retainer.

This is another significant judgement which benefits the professional indemnity market.

David McArdle and Michelle Bakker in our Bristol office discuss this case in more detail in their article here.

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Sheena Sood

Publication: Building

In her latest article for Building magazine, Partner, Sheena Sood warns expert witnesses that they can be sued for negligence or parties hit with adverse costs if they fail to fulfil their duties correctly.

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Giles Tagg & Jon Quirk

We previously analysed the first instance judgment in this dispute in our article Contract formation and terms - know the limits in November 2016.

In this article, Giles Tagg and Jon Quirk explore the key points arising from the Court of Appeal overturning the original decision.

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