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14 January 2020
Nic Journeaux Slowly getting to grips with unjust enrichment and Jersey's legal 'hot potatoes'

Jersey - Ogier

A long-running Jersey fraud case illustrates the difficult task that the Channel Island courts sometimes have in comparing and distinguishing between developed principles of English law and foundational elements of the islands' customary law. The case tackles two Jersey law 'hot potatoes': the question of the rights between wrongdoers to claim an indemnity or contribution outside the scope of the limited statutory scheme between joint tortfeasors and the extent and nature of the doctrine of unjust enrichment under Jersey law.

Author: Nic Journeaux
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Geraldine Elliott Full and frank disclosure means more than just putting relevant matters in evidence – a new year warning

United Kingdom - RPC

New year, new reminder of the obligation to make full and frank disclosure in without notice applications, this time in the context of a falling out within the UK Independence Party. The obligation can be satisfied only by drawing the court's attention to legal or factual matters which could undermine the applicant's own application; it is not enough to simply put relevant matters in evidence before the court.

Authors: Geraldine Elliott, Christina Moran
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Recent updates

Maria Hadjisavva Supreme Court rejects EAW cancellation request: appellant's individual rights not absolute

Cyprus - Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

Author: Maria Hadjisavva
Antony Sassi No 'cherry picking' of wide-ranging without prejudice discussions

Hong Kong - RPC

Authors: Antony Sassi, David Smyth, Warren Ganesh
Jonathan Cary Freezing orders: when will past conduct show a real risk of dissipation?

United Kingdom - RPC

Authors: Jonathan Cary, Emily Fischer
Sharon Schmidt Iranian inheritance law and Austrian public policy

Austria - OBLIN Attorneys at Law

Author: Sharon Schmidt
Mathieu Laurent Luxembourg District Court rules on prescription periods for invalidating shareholder decisions

Luxembourg - Luther SA

Authors: Mathieu Laurent, Marie Romero
Peggy Sharon Partial settlement agreement precludes unsettling defendant from sending third-party notice

Israel - Levitan, Sharon & Co

Authors: Peggy Sharon, Sharon Shefer
Laura Ruiz Enforcement of foreign rulings against Supreme Court state ruling

Spain - Pérez-Llorca

Author: Laura Ruiz

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