Commercial Litigation: News

The commercial litigation team at JMW regularly posts material about recent case decisions, changes in the department and law news. 

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JMW Solicitors has issued a pre-action protocol letter as it gears up to challenge the Welsh government on its ‘irrational’ Covid-19 decision-making that has forced outdoor education centres to remain closed while competitors in England and Scotland reopened weeks ago.

The High Court in Manchester has ordered that an urgent trial take place of the claim by Joe Anderson, the Mayor of Liverpool, that Liverpool City Council are acting unlawfully in refusing to provide him with the same indemnity against legal costs offered to other members of the Council. In giving permission, the Judge said “This is a high profile case which has attracted local and national publicity and the consequences for both the Claimant and the Defendant are far reaching” and that there was “significant public interest in ventilation of full argument”.

Law firm JMW Solicitors has seen a complex 2.5 year legal battle draw to a close this morning with the judgment handed down by the High Court in favour of its client, Tom O’Connor.

Michael Kennedy has joined the commercial litigation team at Manchester based law firm JMW Solicitors LLP.

Lawyers at full-service law firm JMW Solicitors LLP are warning that a last minute dramatic increase in court fees will create a barrier to justice.

Lawyers objecting to Government plans to change the way in which whiplash claims are dealt with have announced that they have begun proceedings to formally challenge the proposals.

One of Manchester’s leading commercial litigation experts gave evidence to a panel of European Union lawmakers this week - alongside top U.S. financial regulator Gary Gensler - at a public hearing called to investigate misconduct on the part of UK banks.

Fast growing Manchester based law firm JMW Solicitors LLP has reported that more than 25 businesses have contacted them in the last 2 weeks having been adversely affected by interest rate swap agreements (“IRSA’s).

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