Welcome to the fifth edition of our quarterly disputes newsletter, which covers key developments in the dispute resolution world over the last three months or so.
This has been an interesting period for black letter law enthusiasts, with some meaty Supreme Court decisions published on matters as diverse as piercing the corporate veil, lawful act economic duress, professional negligence and the interpretation of liquidated damages clauses. The English courts have also shown that they remain at the cutting edge of legal and technological developments, with interesting decisions at the High Court level in relation to both data breaches and cryptoassets, areas which we expect to grow significantly in future. We are also closely watching the progress of the first ever collective proceedings to be certified in this jurisdiction by the Competition Appeal Tribunal. All of these developments and more are covered below.
We hope that you continue to enjoy reading this round-up, whether a litigator by trade or a generalist, and whether in-house or in private practice, and that you will share it with any of your colleagues who may also find it useful. We also hope that you are keeping well as a new school year begins, and we enter what feels like a new beginning in the workplace, too.