Meghan Markle and her five friends

Anonymity and non-parties Though parties to family proceedings, and perhaps their lay witnesses, are entitled to expect anonymity in first instance proceedings, professional witnesses do not have the... Read more

Bloomsbury International Arbitration Briefing: August Teaser

In Brief Bridgehouse (Bradford (No.2) Ltd v BAE [2020] EWCA Civ 759 [England and Wales] The Court of Appeal considered an appeal from the Chancery Division staying proceedings brought pursuant to... Read more

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: August Teaser

Case Summaries Re KN (A Child) (Art 15 Transfer) [2020] EWCA Civ 1002 (30 July 2020) – Appeal of mother of disturbed 13-year-old against order that the proceedings should be transferred to the French... Read more

Brexit, Privacy Shield & Schrems II

The recent Schrems PRISM and Privacy Shield case (Schrems II) is important. The issues at stake are the interpretation and legality of the: Read more

Bloomsbury IP/IT Law Briefing: July Teaser

The Court of Appeal ruling in E Mishan & Sons, Inc v Hozelock Ltd & Ors [2020] EWCA Civ 871 was notable in that the two patent specialist judges on the panel came to opposite conclusions on... Read more

‘My solicitor told me to sign it’

Signing a statement of truth If a witness’s or a party’s statement – signed with a statement of truth – is said to be incorrect, or untruthful, can the witness or party blame the solicitor who... Read more

Bloomsbury Immigration Law Briefing: July Teaser

Welcome to the latest Bloomsbury Immigration Law Briefing which covers the period up to 20 July 2020. Read more

Release of court documents to non-parties

Principles for operation of inherent jurisdiction to order release Dring v Cape Intermediate Holdings Ltd [2020] EWHC 1873 (QB) (16 July 2020), Picken J is the next stage in the long-running case on... Read more

Coronavirus: employee rights

There have been unprecedented impacts on employees’ rights during this global pandemic, including the right to health and safety at work and the right to be paid.  Read more

On which party does the burden of proof lie?

An individual who asserts must prove In Emmanuel v Avison & ors [2020] EWHC 1696 (Ch) (8 July 2020), Birss J considered, amongst other things, on whom the burden of proof where a claimant applied to... Read more

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