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Supply chain liability under the law of negligence: What does Jabir and Others v KiK Textilien und Non-Food GmbH mean for European companies with supply chains in the sub-continent and other common law countries?

Last month a court in Dortmund heard arguments in Jabir and others v. KiK Textilien und Non-Food GmbH.  It is a case brought against a German retailer, under English law principles of tort in relation to a fire at the factory of a supplier in Pakistan.  This post explains what the case is about and

“Just because.” The High Court rejects a common law duty to give reasons

In Oakley v South Cambridgeshire CC [2016] EWHC 570 (Admin), the High Court held that South Cambridgeshire County Council did not have a common law duty to give reasons for its decision to grant planning permission to build a football stadium on greenbelt land, even though that decision was contrary to the planning officer’s recommendation.