April 30, 2018

Commercial Dispute Resolution Newsletter - April 2018


The English courts have been busy during the first part of 2018. The Supreme Court has revisited the issue of service of a claim form once again, providing useful tips for claimants. Disclosure, often the most costly part of the litigation process, has also been the subject of further case law, in particular how e-disclosure should be managed. At the end of this newsletter, we provide an update on a new disclosure pilot scheme. The courts have revisited issues relating to freezing injunctions and security for costs, two important tools in a litigator’s armoury. There has also been a case on the English courts’ approach to dealing with letters of request, a useful support for foreign proceedings where documents and witnesses are located within the jurisdiction of the English courts.