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Hewlett-Packard succeeds in landmark Autonomy case: full judgment handed down

May 18 2022

Mr Justice Hildyard has handed down judgment in the proceedings brought by Hewlett-Packard against Dr Lynch and Mr Hussain arising out of Hewlett-Packard’s acquisition of Autonomy (a FTSE 100 software company) in 2011, having previously released a summary of his conclusions on 28 January 2022. Hewlett-Packard claimed that it was induced into acquiring Autonomy by dishonest statements and omissions...

One Essex Court sponsors “The Confidence Trick: How to play, how to win” panel discussion on 30 June 2022

May 17 2022

One Essex Court is pleased to be a joint sponsor of “The Confidence Trick: How to play, how to win”, a panel discussion in collaboration with Talent Retention and Survive & Thrive taking place on Thursday 30 June at 6pm in Middle Temple Hall. The panel discussion will feature Dr Anna Colton and Jessica Chivers who will talk about confidence, how to build self-belief, overcome self-doubt...

High Court hands down judgment on liability in the joined cases of ENRC v (1) Dechert (2) David Neil Gerrard and ENRC v The Director of the Serious Fraud Office

May 17 2022

On 16 May 2022, Mr Justice Waksman handed down judgment in the joined cases of ENRC v (1) Dechert LLP (2) David Neil Gerrard and ENRC v The Director of the Serious Fraud Office [2022] EWHC 1138 (Comm). The trial (which was one of The Lawyer’s ‘Top 20 Cases of 2021’), took place over 47 days between May and September 2021, determined questions of liability in relation to ENRC’s...

Privy Council hands down important judgment with ramifications for the law of negligence, banking law and the incidence of “Quincecare” duties

May 13 2022

On 12 May 2022, the Privy Council (Lord Briggs, Lord Kitchin, Lord Hamblen, Lord Burrows and Lady Rose) handed down judgment in Royal Bank of Scotland International Ltd v JP SPC 4 and another [2022] UKPC 18.  This judgment addresses a number of interesting and important questions in the law of negligence and is likely to have to significant ramifications for banking law in particular. The claimant...