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With business liquidations and administrations down in the first quarter (Q1) of 2013, what will be the likely effect on claims against insolvency practitioners?
Following regulatory investigations into LIBOR rate rigging and the fining of Barclays Bank by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) last summer, the claimants in Graiseley Properties Ltd and Others v Barclays Bank were permitted to amend their claim to include allegations relating to LIBOR manipulation.
Widening the net: Emptage v FSCS download
The Court of Appeal considered whether advice on an unregulated activity arising from a regulated activity was within the jurisdiction of the FSCS.
Fraud knows no bounds download
The third sector is as vulnerable to the threat of fraud as any commercial organisation.
Not many of us have the opportunity to offer advice to ministers of religion. However, the latest case about their employment status to reach the UK’s highest court can perhaps give an indication of the general direction of travel on this important topic.
When trustees fail to act with the level of care required, the Charity Commission have clarified the approach that should be taken in its new policy: ‘restitution and the recovery of charitable funds misappropriated or lost to charity in breach of trust’.
Charities and social media download
Charities must take care with not only advertising in paid for space and sales promotions but also on websites, other digital sites, applications and social networking sites.
The Information Commissioner’s Office has published new data protection guidance for charities to promote good practice in their handling of personal information.
The long and winding road: Court of Appeal Victory for Mills & Reeve in SDLT shared equity case download
In 2006, a professor bought a house in London with assistance from the college that employed him. This was a ‘shared equity’ scheme, which Mills & Reeve helped to pioneer many years ago.
A landlord of an empty property may find himself or herself having to pay business rates.
It is well known that undue influence is notoriously difficult to establish in the context of a will.
In an unusual move, the High Court recently wound up a credit union on its own motion.
The end of this month sees further changes to employment law and the tribunal process, which will be relevant to all charities that have employees.
The Serious Organised Crime Agency has recently uncovered a series of scams, which see not-for-profit organisations used as conduits for money laundering activities.
In Hills Contractors and Construction Ltd v Struth, the court held that sending a photocopy of a sealed claim form to the defendant’s solicitors was not proper service.
The recent Court of Appeal decision in Frost v Wake Smith and Tofields Solicitors is a good starting point for reviewing the duties of a solicitor arising out of a mediation.
Mills & Reeve has released a round-up of some recent litigation cases.
Seldon may have lost his age discrimination fight, but a lasting legal legacy remains.
As from 29 July, compromise agreements will be given a compulsory name change and re-branded as settlement agreements.
The first fundamental changes to coronial procedures in our lifetime come into force on 25 July 2013.