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Protected Cell Companies download

Mourant Ozannes 22-Dec-2014

Guernsey was the first jurisdiction to introduce the concept of a protected cell company but the Companies Law has effectively modernised it.

Consultation on a new Guernsey insolvency law download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 18-Dec-2014

The Guernsey Commerce and Employment Department is seeking input on policy options for the reform of Guernsey’s insolvency regime.

The Wedgwood Collection — saved for the nation download

Collyer Bristow 11-Dec-2014

The recent successful fundraising appeal to save the historic Wedgwood Collection of around 80,000 works of art for the nation received much publicity.

New Advance Notice legislation should be good news for the insolvency sector download subscription

Gateley 10-Dec-2014

The latest move to improve the Scottish land registration system should be good news for insolvency sales. The new procedure of Advance Notices will modernise the system.

Insolvency in construction: interim certificates download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 9-Dec-2014

Under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, a party to a construction contract is entitled to payment by instalments.

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Amendments to Russian de-offshorisation law download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 24-Dec-2014

New amendments to the Russian Tax Code regarding de-offshorisation will enter into force on 1 January 2015.

The new statutory test for mistake under the microscope download subscription

Ogier 23-Dec-2014

These two cases are helpful in terms of how the court sees the inter-relationship between the new article 47 test for mistake and the pre-existing provision of the TJL at article 11.

Memery Crystal comments on the 2014 Autumn Statement and the Draft Finance Bill 2015 download subscription

Memery Crystal 23-Dec-2014

Memery Crystal’s Tim Crosley and Naomi Lawton give their views on the 2014 Autumn Statement and the Draft Finance Bill 2015 clauses for PLCs

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The UK Bribery Act: The practical difficulties for financial services companies download subscription

PwC 24-Dec-2014

    The practical difficulties facing companies wishing to implement a robust response to the UK Bribery Act should not be underestimated.  

Amendments to Russian de-offshorisation law download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 24-Dec-2014

New amendments to the Russian Tax Code regarding de-offshorisation will enter into force on 1 January 2015.

Key employment law developments in 2014 download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 23-Dec-2014

Addleshaw Goddard looks back at the key legislative developments for 2014.

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Bankruptcy — vesting of causes of action, hybrid claims and limitation download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 7-Oct-2014

On the making of a bankruptcy order, the bankrupt’s estate vests in the trustee in bankruptcy. However, it is not always clear exactly what falls within the bankrupt’s estate.

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Obesity can be a disability (but is not a protected characteristic of itself) download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 19-Dec-2014

The case of FOA (Kaltoft) v Billund (C-354/13) is the first time the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has considered issues concerning obesity-based discrimination. More specifically, it has looked at whether obesity can be classed as a ‘disability’ under the Equal Treatment Directive. 

Insolvency litigation briefing — Stichting Shell Pensioenfonds v Krys & Anor download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 18-Dec-2014

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s dedicated insolvency litigation team brings you its monthly update on the issues affecting the insolvency and fraud investigation industry.

Obviousness: could the skilled person make it without any inventive step? download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 17-Dec-2014

Birss J rules on product by process claim construction, extension of scope, added matter and obviousness in Hospira v Genentech.

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Litigation Briefings

High Court dismisses second judicial review challenge of the tribunal fees regime download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 23-Dec-2014

The High Court has dismissed UNISON’s second judicial review challenge of the tribunal fees system.

ECJ confirms that obesity may be a disability download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 23-Dec-2014

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that obesity may be a disability where it: ‘entails a limitation resulting in particular from long-term physical, mental or psychological impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder the full and effective participation of the person concerned in professional life on an equal basis with other workers’ (Fag og Arbejde (FOA), acting on behalf of Karsten Kaltoft v Kommunernes Landsforening, acting on behalf of the ...

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Skill gaps ‘may hold back recruitment efforts’ download subscription

B P Collins 24-Dec-2014

A skills gap could hamper the recruitment efforts of companies and leave some vacancies unfilled next year, a new study suggests. The warning comes despite the intention among half the firms surveyed to recruit more staff over the coming 12 months. The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) asked 323 firms about their recruitment plans for 2015. Click on the link below to read the rest of the BP Collins briefing.

Key employment law developments in 2014 download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 23-Dec-2014

Addleshaw Goddard looks back at the key legislative developments for 2014.

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