Lead Story Picture
The court ruling, that a shipowner could insist on payments in U.S. dollars despite the shipping company's offer to pay in euros, is expected to have ramifications. (iStock.com/Yaraslau Saulevich)

Sanctions Ruling Clarifies Force Majeure Contractual Rights

A decision by Britain's highest court that a shipowner could reject a client's attempt to sidestep payment restrictions imposed by U.S. sanctions has implications for disputes over force majeure clauses sparked by the effects of those measures, the war in Ukraine and the COVID pandemic on supply chains.

Top Stories

Risk For Employers As Bar For Protected Belief Claims Shifts

Employees face a low bar to gaining legal protection for objectionable views, as lawyers say it has become almost impossible for employers to distinguish philosophical beliefs akin to religion from politicized public debates.

Linklaters Increases New Lawyers' Pay To £150K

Linklaters LLP has bumped up its pay for newly qualified lawyers by 20% to £150,000 ($190,000) in a sign that the salary war among elite U.K. law firms is hotting up.

Post Office Used Womble Bond To Avoid Looking Like 'Bullies'

The Post Office retained Womble Bond Dickinson in a civil case brought by victims of the Horizon scandal because a more aggressive law firm might make it look like "bullies," an executive for the organization told an inquiry Friday.

Local Authorities Bid To Toss Truck Makers' Pass-On Defense

A lawyer acting for 136 local authorities across the U.K. urged a tribunal on Friday to prevent European truck manufacturers from arguing that they passed on higher costs allegedly paid for vehicles through higher tax and service charges for residents.

FCA To Weigh 'Sensitive, Emotive Issue' Of Probes Policy

The Financial Conduct Authority has said it "will take time" to consider widespread concerns over its proposals to identify companies or individuals under investigation after lawyers said the move could damage careers.

Ex-Investment Manager Gets 6 Years For £19M Ponzi Scheme

A former investment manager was sentenced to six years in prison on Friday for defrauding hundreds of investors out of £19 million ($24 million) in a Ponzi scheme that prosecutors said helped fuel a lavish lifestyle.

Linklaters Harnesses AI To Boost Market Share

Linklaters LLP is banking on generative AI to increase its share of the legal market as the new technology will enable the Magic Circle firm to win more clients and work, people in charge of the strategy at the firm say.

Why The NCA's Milestone Bribery Win Is A Hard Act To Follow

The first bribery conviction of a foreign official in Britain suggests that law enforcers are taking an increasingly active approach to investigations, although lawyers caution that it will be hard to repeat the use of undercover officers secretly recording suspects in financial crime cases.

TM Liability Ruling A 'Get Out Of Jail Free Card' For Execs

A ruling by Britain's highest court puts the burden on brand owners to prove that executives at the company knew about any alleged trademark infringement from their business to be sued. This landmark ruling is likely to impede brand owners who are looking to enforce their intellectual property.

Meta Hit With EU Probe Over Child Safety Concerns

Meta was hit on Thursday with an investigation by the European Commission over concerns its Facebook and Instagram services could promote addictions in children.

Promo that reads Law360 UK Pulse 2024 Lawyer Satisfaction Survey

Financial Services


Corporate Crime & Compliance

Commercial Litigation

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!