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To thrive in the new era of the empowered client, law firms must make investments designed to modernise the way they run their firms and service their clients. This requires changing culture, developing new competencies, and operationalising new ways of working. Innovative technologies are key enablers to accelerating rms’ transformations in these areas. New research […]

Procurement and state aid update: preparing for Brexit

By David Kilduff, Richard Auton or Richard Butterworth On 13 September 2018, the UK government published further guidance on the future of public procurement in the UK in the event of a “no deal” Brexit. What next for UK public procurement? Under current rules, all procurement opportunities that fall within the scope of the EU procurement […]

Third-party redevelopment – Landlord may oppose tenant’s lease renewal

By Matthew Lonergan, Lucy Shepherd A recent case has confirmed that a landlord was entitled to oppose its tenant’s lease renewal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 where redevelopment of the site was to be undertaken by a third party. Background The case of Santander UK PLC v LPS Estates Ltd concerned the security of […]

Sunset of £500K, dawn of GDPR enforcement and horizon of Brexit

By JP Buckley In just a short space of time, the ever-evolving world of data protection and cyber has seen yet more change: 1. Potentially one of the last enforcement actions under the Data Protection Act 1998 against Equifax – and a maximum £500,000 fine for them for failing to secure UK citizens’ personal data against […]

Officer of judgment debtor can be committed for failure to provide information under CPR 71 – Court of Appeal

Deutsche Bank AG v Mr Alexander Vik [2018] EWCA Civ 2011 This judgment is the latest instalment in the long-running litigation between Deutsche Bank (“DB”) and the Monaco-based billionaire, Alexander Vik. In 2008, Mr Vik’s personal investment vehicle, Sebastian Holdings, Inc. (“SHI”), incurred huge debts to DB after it made a series of heavily loss […]

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Tandem Law: sums awarded to Mau Mau victims akin to that of UK whiplash claims

A litigation firm acting on behalf of Kenyan victims tortured during the Mau Mau uprising have said the “matter is far from over” after the British Government announced payments of £2,600 each to some 5,000 survivors. Tandem Law, which says it is representing over 8,000 Kenyan claimants, issued a statement following yesterday’s (6 June 2013) […]

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Mishcon’s Harris instructs Matrix’s Tomlinson as poison probe nurse sues

A nurse who was arrested and then cleared of poisoning hospital patients has turned to Mishcon de Reya partner Charlotte Harris as she announces plans to sue Greater Manchester Police (GMP). Rebecca Leighton is suing the police after officers allegedly leaked her name to the press and made her Facebook page public. She spent six […]

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