Commercial update: Validating service – no special rules for litigants in person
8th March 2018
What provides good reason for validating irregular service of a claim form?
Hugh-Guy Lorriman analyses the Supreme Court’s most recent contribution to the issue (Barton v. Wright Hassall LLP  UKSC 12). Read the full briefing here
Hugh-Guy is a pupil barrister with an interest in Commercial Law. View his profile hereHugh-Guy LorrimanCall: 2014.
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3PB Barristers’ specialist regulatory law barrister Matthew Wyard is writing a series of articles on all things data protection and cyber law related as part of 3PB’s new “Cyber Law Series”. The first article, which was published today, addresses the risk of a ransomware attack and considers the practical steps that businesses and public bodies urgently need to take in order to pre-empt such an event and what to do if disaster strikes. Matthew’s article...Continue reading
Nicole Bollard on the clarification of the test for the tort of causing loss by unlawful means
Intellectual Property and Commercial law barrister Nicole Bollard reviews Secretary of State for Health and another v Servier Laboratories Ltd and others  UKSC 24 and the Supreme Court’s recent decision concerning the economic tort of causing loss by unlawful means. The court examined in particular whether a necessary element of the tort of causing loss by unlawful means is that the unlawful means affected the third party’s freedom to deal with the claimant, which...Continue reading
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Dr Zhen Ye prepares case review of Court of Appeal decision in Valbonne v Cityvalue
3PB commercial and property barrister Dr Zhen Ye (pictured here) has analysed the impact of this property dispute between two property developers, owned by members of the same ultra-orthodox Jewish community, over a failed purchase of the Beckton Arms in East London. The case had initially gone to arbitration before the Beth Din of the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations, during which Valbonne Estates learnt that Cityvalue Estates entered into an option agreement with a...Continue reading