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Court of Appeal grants rare anti-enforcement injunctionBy Tom Coates, Raj Shah
In cross-border disputes, anti-suit injunctions are not infrequently sought by one party to stop its opponent from commencing a court action in a foreign court, or from continuing with one that is already ongoing in another jurisdiction.
Jackson ReformsBy Paula Barry
Lord Justice Jackson undertook a review of litigation procedure in 2009 with particular emphasis on the concerns expressed by the judiciary and others in relation to the high cost of litigation. This resulted in the publication of two reports (interim and final) in 2009/10, which made numerous recommendations proposing radical changes to litigation procedure. Many of the recommendations contained in the report have now been implemented.
Bank of England shake-up may trigger rate-setter changesBy Owen Watkins
Commenting in a Reuters article, Owen Watkins discusses the scandal over alleged manipulation of currency markets which the Bank of England was drawn into last year.