Seven-figure damages sum awarded to former client after firm failed to advise on exclusive jurisdiction clause in employment contract

Top 100 law firm Lewis Silkin has been found to be negligent in the High Court after failing to give advice to a former client on the appropriateness of jurisdiction clause in an employment contract.

The claimant, Tim Wright, joined Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited - an Indian newspaper group - in May 2008 as the chief executive officer of its Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket franchise, the Deccan Chargers.

The appointment was part of the company's long-term plan to build a world-class sporting city in India using the IPL franchise as a spring board. Wright, a veteran of the advertising sector, had previously worked with the late Ayrton Senna and...

Jean Yves

IICJ

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