For the first time, the High Court has declined to limit a litigation funder’s liability for post-litigation adverse costs to the amount of funding provided. This decision marks an increase in financial exposure for commercial funders, which now extends to the full amount of a successful party’s legal costs. Substantial indemnity costs were awarded in […]
City A.M. – Judges and social media – Your Honour, should you be using Twitter in court?
A British judge recently resorted to Twitter to appeal directly to one of the parties involved in a case over which he was presiding. Ellie Yarrow-Sanders was on the run with her toddler son, Olly Sheridan, for over six months. Mr Justice Williams, the High Court judge in the case between Yarrow-Sanders and her ex-partner, […]
Whistleblowing, cyberhacking and non-confidential arbitration
1. Sweeping new EU-wide protection for whistleblowers means firms cannot rely on internal reporting Those who seek to expose corruption, tax evasion and a range of other crimes will for the first time be protected under law in the EU, under rules agreed by member states last month. The rules will mean that companies cannot […]
“Brave little Belgium” or “too little too late”? Belgian apologies for colonisation from a communications perspective
At the start of the month Belgium’s Prime Minister, Charles Michel, said sorry. Sorry on behalf of the nation. He apologised for the kidnapping of mixed-race children at the end of Belgian colonial rule in Africa. Michel gave a speech in parliament, detailing the actions of the Belgian state in the Democratic Republic of Congo, […]
Pagefield Global’s Stuart Leach and Alex Just are recognised in Spear’s 500
We are delighted that our CEO and Co-Founder Stuart Leach is one of the ‘Top Ten Reputation Managers’ again and our Partner Alex Just is a ‘Rising Star’ in the 2019 Spear’s Magazine Spear’s 500.