#SerleShare - Judgment in Begum v Maran (UK) Ltd  EWHC 1846 (QB)
#SerleShare – Russell Hopkins discusses the recent first instance decision in Begum v Maran (UK) Ltd  EWHC 1846 (QB). The judgment handed down on 13 July 2020 illustrates the increased reach of negligence claims to business and human rights cases, and the seeming reluctance of English courts to strike out arguable claims in developing areas of law. The allegations in this case remain unproven as the judgment takes the claimant’s case at its highest for the purposes of determining the defendant’s strikeout and summary judgment applications. Moreover, the company’s appeal is due to be heard in February 2021. Notwithstanding those caveats, the decision deserves careful attention.
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