When a Settlement Agreement May Unsettle Everything How a Parent Company May be Held Liable in Torts for the Negligence of its Subsidiaries

Charles Chatterjee, Associate Fellow , Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, UK

Manifold are the functions of law; one of the functions of law practitioners is to guide their clients in their best interests bearing in mind that clients know their cases best. It is important to appreciate that most of the members of communities, business or otherwise are not familiar with law, let alone its complexities. This requires lawyers to be doubly ethical in rendering their services to their clients in the simplest and yet correct ways be they take the form of drafting documents or pleading in courtrooms or even teaching of law. Unless the application of jargon proves to be imperative, there is no need to make legal writing convoluted in style, and by so doing, it is maintained that lawyers render a disservice not only to their clients but also their communities at large. Much of this happened to Khanty-Mansiysk Recoveries Ltd v Forsters LLP which case forms the subject-matter of this Article.

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United Kingdom Negligence University May 2018 Vol.11, No. 43, Spring 2018

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Professor Charles Chatterjee who studied law at the University of Cambridge and the University of London is a Barrister in England and Wales and has also acted as an arbitrator

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United Kingdom Negligence University May 2018 Vol.11, No. 43, Spring 2018