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Harneys Happenings

What are the latest “Harneys Happenings”? We are a busy bunch with our Litigation team hailing from Bermuda, BVI, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong and London. Keep up to date with what each office is up to here with Harneys Happenings.   

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Gett off (the register of members) – Grand Court adjudicates on Prince’s estate

The Financial Services Division of the Grand Court on 15 November 2018 gave judgment in the matter of Project Panther Ltd v Comerica Bank & Trust (As Personal Representative of the Estate of Mr Prince Rogers Nelson). The case concerned an application by a Cayman Islands company (Project Panther) to rectify the register of members

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Raise the Bar: A higher standard set for finding Vicarious Liability in Fraudulent Misrepresentation

In its recent decision in Winter v Hockley Mint, the English Court of Appeal reaffirmed the test to be applied in determining whether a principal could be vicariously liable for the deceit of an agent. Applying the test established in Armagas Ltd v Mundogas, the Court of Appeal found that there needed to be more

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Just how protective is the cloak of litigation privilege?

In the recent decision of WH Holding Ltd and Anor v E20 Stadium LLP, the UK Court of Appeal has clarified that conducting the litigation, for the purposes of litigation privilege, means no more than obtaining information or advice in relation to that litigation (including settlement of that litigation). Litigation privilege applies to communications between

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“You are remembered for the rules that you break” (General MacArthur)

The English High Court has recently reinforced the rule of law that disclosed documents may be used “only for the purpose of the proceedings in which [they were] disclosed” (CPR 31.22(1)), dismissing an application brought pursuant to CPR 31.22(1)(b) for permission to use documents disclosed in UK proceedings in connection with legal advice obtained from

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Harneys Happenings

What are the latest “Harneys Happenings”? We are a busy bunch with our Litigation team hailing from Bermuda, BVI, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong and London. Keep up to date with what each office is up to here with Harneys Happenings.   

 33+

Gett off (the register of members) – Grand Court adjudicates on Prince’s estate

The Financial Services Division of the Grand Court on 15 November 2018 gave judgment in the matter of Project Panther Ltd v Comerica Bank & Trust (As Personal Representative of the Estate of Mr Prince Rogers Nelson). The case concerned an application by a Cayman Islands company (Project Panther) to rectify the register of members

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Raise the Bar: A higher standard set for finding Vicarious Liability in Fraudulent Misrepresentation

In its recent decision in Winter v Hockley Mint, the English Court of Appeal reaffirmed the test to be applied in determining whether a principal could be vicariously liable for the deceit of an agent. Applying the test established in Armagas Ltd v Mundogas, the Court of Appeal found that there needed to be more

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Just how protective is the cloak of litigation privilege?

In the recent decision of WH Holding Ltd and Anor v E20 Stadium LLP, the UK Court of Appeal has clarified that conducting the litigation, for the purposes of litigation privilege, means no more than obtaining information or advice in relation to that litigation (including settlement of that litigation). Litigation privilege applies to communications between

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“You are remembered for the rules that you break” (General MacArthur)

The English High Court has recently reinforced the rule of law that disclosed documents may be used “only for the purpose of the proceedings in which [they were] disclosed” (CPR 31.22(1)), dismissing an application brought pursuant to CPR 31.22(1)(b) for permission to use documents disclosed in UK proceedings in connection with legal advice obtained from

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Harneys Happenings

Gett off (the register of members) – Grand Court adjudicates on Prince’s estate

Raise the Bar: A higher standard set for finding Vicarious Liability in Fraudulent Misrepresentation

Just how protective is the cloak of litigation privilege?

“You are remembered for the rules that you break” (General MacArthur)

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