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UNITY WELCOMES COURT DECISIONS ON BUSINESS INTERUPTION INSURANCE

29 September 2020
Roger Billins

The recent court decision on the interpretation of business interruption clauses in commercial insurance contracts is welcome news to many SME companies. Many companies thought they were covered for the losses sustained by them as a result of the pandemic…

SUPERMARKET NOT LIABLE FOR ACTS OF EMPLOYEE “OFF HIS TROLLEY”

06 April 2020
Roger Billins

One of the worst nightmares for any employer is when an employee goes “rogue” during the course of carrying out his duties, causing possible embarrassment but also potentially making him legally liable for the consequences of the wrongful act. The…

THE GARDEN BRIDGE-END OF THE ROAD

14 January 2020
Roger Billins

​After 6 years of campaigning, first of all to stop the construction of the Bridge and then to seek to make somebody accountable for the gross waste of £43 million of public money, it is time to archive the files.…

GARDEN BRIDGE

29 August 2019
Roger Billins

​We are pleased to report that the crowd funding website, CrowdJustice has raised over £5,000 to enable Unity to instruct Jason Coppel to investigate the culpability of various public bodies who seem to us to have failed in their job…

COURT SLASHES £25K COSTS FOR SUPERFLUOUS Q.C.

08 August 2019
Roger Billins

This was a headline from the Law Society Gazette from 23 July 2019. In a case called Timokhina v Timokhin, The Court of Appeal reduced counsel’s fees for a hearing about who should pay the costs of the substantive hearing.…

BAD BREXIT NEWS….

02 December 2018
Roger Billins

Bad Brexit news....the Paris Commercial Court is to recognise common law decisions and to publish its decisions in English and French. This will be a big challenge to London's dominance.

LITIGATION FUNDING-AN OVERVIEW

02 September 2018
Roger Billins

There is no doubt that litigation funding is beginning to revolutionise the litigation market but has still a long journey to make before there is anything like equality of arms between a wealthy litigant and a party with more limited…

CONFUSED ABOUT WITHOUT PREJUDICE?

23 July 2018
Roger Billins

It is very common for non-lawyers to use the term "without prejudice" on legal letters for no other reason than they feel they should. This is not surprising given the mystique that has surrounded the law for so long but…