Ashfords' In-House Legal Bulletin - February 2019

A reminder about agreements to agree

The Court of Appeal has recently given judgment in a case about what constitutes an agreement to agree.
In 2006, Philip Morris and his partner sold a business providing residential care for autistic people to Swanton Care & Community Ltd. 

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Litigation privilege under the spotlight in the Court of Appeal

The scope of litigation privilege was recently addressed by the Court of Appeal in WH Holding Limited -v- E20 Stadium LLP [2018] EWHC 2784 (Ch), in a decision which will be of interest to all those involved in the litigation process in this country.

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Civil Liability Act 2018

The Civil Liability Act 2018 (“CLA 2018”) was enacted in December 2018 and will bring significant reforms to the personal injury market.

The CLA is split into two parts – one part deals with the much publicised whiplash reforms; the other deals with the Discount Rate, which is less controversial, but arguably more financially significant. 

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