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Michele De Gregorio to speak to the Insurance Institute of London at Lloyd’s

News | 14th Mar 2019

Michele De Gregorio has been invited to speak to The Insurance Institute of London (IIL) at The Old Library, Lloyd’s on 13 March 2019. Further details of the event, which is open to members of the IIL, are found here. A podcast of Michele’s talk – Burning the house down: liability for escape of fire […]

Ben Quiney QC and Michele De Gregorio acting in Rolls Building dispute in the TCC

News | 6th May 2016

Carillion Construction Ltd v Woods Bagot Europe Ltd & ors [2016] EWHC 905 (TCC) Ben Quiney QC and Michele De Gregorio, instructed by BLM, appeared for AECOM in a trial of preliminary issues before Miss Recorder Nerys Jefford QC. The claim concerns the construction of the Rolls Building, the home of the TCC and Commercial […]

Commercial Court restrains bank from paying on performance bond

News | 22nd Jul 2014

Michele De Gregorio obtained an interim injunction from the Commercial Court on behalf of a subcontractor, restraining payment being made by a bank under a performance bond in connection with a construction project in the Middle East. The injunction was discharged on the return date, upon the contractor withdrawing its call on the bond.

Chartwell v Fergies: relief from sanctions granted for late witness statements

News | 26th Feb 2014

Michele De Gregorio acted for the successful applicant in Chartwell Estate Agents Ltd v Fergies Properties SA (QBD, Globe J, 18.2.14) Globe J granted the parties relief under CPR r.3.9 from the sanction imposed by CPR r.32.10 for the late service of witness statements. The claimant, Chartwell, had taken issue with the scope of disclosure […]

Court of Appeal judgment on Rylands v Fletcher strict liability for the escape of fire

News | 4th Oct 2012

Jonathan Waite QC and Michele De Gregorio, instructed by DAC Beachcroft, appeared for the successful appellant in Stannard (t/a Wyvern Tyres) v Gore [2012] EWCA Civ 1248. The claim concerned the escape of fire from the Defendant’s tyre fitting business to the Claimant’s adjoining premises on a trading estate in Hereford. The fire (electrical in […]

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