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.
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  EWCA Civ 629,  1 WLR 1045) and Fulton Shipping Inc of Panama v Globalia Business Travel SAU, The New Flamenco (on appeal from  EWCA Civ 1299,  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.