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The Finance Act 2014 gifted to HMRC two powerful new weapons for the enforcement and collection of tax: ‘follower notices’ and ‘accelerated payment notices’.
Jumping straight into court proceedings or arbitration could be premature and costly.
Insolvency litigation update — courts will not have jurisdiction to hear a winding-up petition in respect of foreign companies; and more
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s insolvency litigation team brings you its monthly update on the cases and issues affecting the insolvency and fraud investigation industry.
Intra-group lease assignment: repeat guarantees not allowed, but court finds a way to a commercial outcome
The decision in K/S Victoria Street v House of Fraser is applied in another case so a lease provision requiring a repeat guarantee on an intra-group assignment was void.
A right to occupy airspace by hanging a gate over land forming a driveway can constitute a legal easement.
Transfer of land — why it may not be safe for a buyer to ignore unregistered third-party rights over land
A buyer who was aware of unregistered third-party rights in equipment on land it was purchasing was liable to the third party under the tort of procuring a breach of contract.
New statutory access right for underground drilling for energy resources to be introduced to overcome difficulties of landowner consents.
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co analyses the decision in HMRC v University of Huddersfield Higher Education Corporation and its implications for future tax planning.
Supreme Court holds patent infringement not ‘turpitude’/‘illegality’ for the purposes of the defence of illegality
The infringement of a patent does not constitute ‘turpitude’ for the purposes of the defence of illegality (Les Laboratoires Servier & another v Apotex Inc).
Planning — cumulative impact policies and environmental impact assessment; and new guidance on green-belt protection
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s real-estate experts provide an update on planning issues.
People have responded to the technological revolution by working longer hours and refusing to leave the office behind even when they can be prised from the desk.
Guidance on interaction between UK and EPO proceedings and scope of cross-undertakings in damages required for injunctions
In Actavis v Pharmacia, Arnold J issued two important judgments regarding the interaction between UK patent actions and opposition proceedings at the EPO.
Within a week of his judgment in Cartier v Sky, Arnold J has handed down his decision in another request for website blocking orders.
Finance litigation briefing — merger of cause of action with judgment affects subsequent possession proceedings; and more
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s finance litigation experts bring you the latest on the cases and issues affecting the lending industry.
In this update, the Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co team considers your revised obligations on directors’ remuneration.
Not a topic of debate down the pub on a match day, but liquidated damages and penalty clauses are highly relevant during the negotiation of a contract.
The Court of Appeal has found that the extensive use by Specsavers of its green, shaded trademark is enough to constitute genuine use of its wordless mark.
The decision in Cartier International & others v B Sky B Ltd & others marks the first website blocking order awarded to a brand owner.
Do employers, especially those employing professionals and people in positions of trust, need to do more due diligence than they might have previously carried out?
Firms carrying on consumer-credit-related regulated activity need to ensure they are complying with the requirements set out in the Consumer Credit Sourcebook (CONC).