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Manchester Law Professor appears in the UK Supreme Court

7 December 2016

Gerard McMeel, Professor of Commercial Law at the University, appeared in the United Kingdom Supreme Court in the week commencing 21 November 2016 in the first appeal of a professional negligence case.

UK Supreme Court, London

Professor McMeel represents the Respondents (with Hugh Sims QC and James Wibberley) in the conjoined appeals of Swynson Ltd v Lowick Rose LLP (in liquidation) (on appeal from [2015] EWCA Civ 629, [2016] 1 WLR 1045) and Fulton Shipping Inc of Panama v Globalia Business Travel SAU, The New Flamenco (on appeal from [2016] EWCA Civ 1299, [2016] 1 WLR 2450).

The case is one of professional negligence by an accountancy firm in respect of a corporate takeover, which raises issues of contract damages, unjust enrichment, subrogation and transferred loss.

Gerard has long-standing expertise and interest in contract law, unjust enrichment and commercial law generally.

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