Bresco Electrical Services Ltd v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 27

Dominic Bright examines one of the most significant construction insolvency cases.

Possession Proceedings and the Public Sector Equality Duty

In Powell v Dacorum Borough Council [2019] EWCA Civ 23 (24 January 2019) the Court of Appeal has considered the Public Sector Equality Duty (‘PSED’) under S. 149 Equality Act 2010 (‘EqA’) in the context of possession proceedings.

Anonymity and open justice in the Employment Tribunal

Since February 2017 Employment Tribunal decisions have been available online. It is a valuable resource but it also gives rise to the risk of victimisation, reputational damage and invasion of privacy.

Drones, Airprox, and the Regulatory Environment: Cause for Concern?

After Britain’s busiest airport grounded flights for almost an hour in response to a suspected drone sighting (“the Heathrow shutdown”), it was fairly reported that: ‘The latest incident will raise further concerns about why detection and blocking devices...

Spi North Limited v Swiss Post International (UK) Ltd and Asendia UK Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 7 – no duty on corporate defendant to make ‘reasonable enquiries’ before putting claimant to proof

When a defendant is unable to admit or deny an allegation in the particulars of claim, is it required to make reasonable enquiries of third parties before pleading the same under CPR, r16.5(1)(b)?

Land Registration: meaning of “mistake” permitting alteration of the register

Land Registration Act 2002, Sch. 4, para. 2(1)(a), enables the court to make an order altering the register to correct a mistake. Was the registration of a person as proprietor of a property, giving effect to a vesting order obtained on the basis of forged documents, a “mistake” for these purposes?