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Comparison between the forthcoming private wealth foundation and the philanthropic foundation in Luxembourg download subscription

Wildgen 17-Sep-2014

This article aims at differentiating the respective characteristics of each kind of foundation and highlighting their compatibility.

Video: support for victims of child abuse download weblink subscription

IBB Solicitors 15-Sep-2014

Malcolm Underhill, child abuse solicitor at IBB Solicitors, interviews Peter Saunders, CEO of the National Association of People Abused in Childhood.

Workers and employers ‘need affordable childcare’ download subscription

B P Collins 11-Sep-2014

Politicians should consider introducing a contribution scheme to help talented employees meet childcare costs, according to the British Chambers of Commerce.

New right to accompany expectant mothers to antenatal appointments download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 11-Sep-2014

From 1 October 2014, the partner of a pregnant woman will be entitled to take unpaid time off work in order to accompany the expectant mother to antenatal appointments.

Third of foster children are separated from siblings download subscription

IBB Solicitors 11-Sep-2014

According to research by the Action for Children, a third of children taken into care in the past year were separated from their brothers and sisters.

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Residential tenant’s right of first refusal over commercial units download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 19-Sep-2014

The tenant’s right of first refusal was introduced to prevent landlords from selling the reversionary interest in a tenant’s flat without the tenant’s knowledge.

Anti-social legislation provides scope for injunctions and possession download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 19-Sep-2014

Tough new legislation to tackle anti-social behaviour gives housing associations greater powers, says Winckworth Sherwood’s Ausilia Matraxia.

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Door-to-door selling of financial instruments: recent clarifications by the Court of Cassation download subscription

DLA Piper 19-Sep-2014

The interpretation of the scope of application of the investor’s right to withdraw from any contracts for the placement of door-to-door financial products has again captured the attention of all players.

Congress and the Higher Education Act: what’s on the table? What’s to come? Our look at the major proposals download subscription

DLA Piper 19-Sep-2014

Many members of Congress have introduced bills addressing many aspects of higher education that concern the public. 

Disclosure of confidential information to a prospective buyer and directors’ duties download subscription

Kemp Little 19-Sep-2014

A recent High Court case has emphasised the need for investors to ensure that confidentially clauses in shareholders’ agreement are drafted correctly. 

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Guardianship — who will look after your child if you can’t? download subscription

Collyer Bristow 14-Jul-2014

Many parents fail to consider who would take care of their children if they were not able to. The topic often sparks disagreement between parents.

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Fighting unfair fees associated with leasehold property transactions download subscription

IBB Solicitors 18-Sep-2014

The Conveyancing Association is urging the government to update the Consumer Rights Bill to stop rogue managing agents from delaying the sales of leasehold properties.

New rules to support victims of crime download subscription

IBB Solicitors 16-Sep-2014

Chris Grayling is to introduce new rules guaranteeing victims of crime the legal right to tell a court how their lives have been affected, enshrining in law a ‘victims’ code’.

Compensation for NHS negligence: family of over-sedated victim awarded £65,000 download subscription

IBB Solicitors 15-Sep-2014

The family of Nicola Ames, a lady who died after being given three times the recommended dose of a sedative, has been awarded £65,000 in compensation.

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Disclosure of confidential information to a prospective buyer and directors’ duties download subscription

Kemp Little 19-Sep-2014

A recent High Court case has emphasised the need for investors to ensure that confidentially clauses in shareholders’ agreement are drafted correctly. 

Insolvent tenants: administrators to ‘pay for what they use’ download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 19-Sep-2014

The Court of Appeal has held that administrators must make payment in respect of rent for any period during which he retains possession of the demised property.

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Construction Briefings

Failure to comply with CDM Regulations could result in imprisonment download subscription

Nabarro 18-Sep-2014

When undertaking due diligence exercises in property purchases, a standard construction enquiry is usually raised of the seller to ask if there is a health and safety file.

HS2 changes under consideration download subscription

B P Collins 12-Sep-2014

Fresh concerns have been raised about the HS2 railway project in the House of Commons.

Totally out of order: RWE Npower Renewables v JN Bentley Ltd download subscription

Gateley 11-Sep-2014

In a recent case, the court had to consider the interpretation of contract documents where there are ambiguities in the order of precedence.

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    Regional bar: Commerce raiders

    The regions might stand shoulder-to-shoulder with London on criminal justice issues but there is everything to fight for when it comes to commercial work