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Interrogatories – questions and answers time

Both legal practitioners and the general public alike are very much aware that litigation can be a time consuming and costly exercise, particularly in light of the lengthy delays for the hearing of trials and the subsequent length of time many trials run for. One particular tool favoured by the courts as a way to […]

No novation is not ideal

In M Hart Construction Ltd & Anor v Ideal Response Group Ltd [2018] the court refused to enforce two adjudicators’ decisions on the basis that there was no contract between the parties. There had not been an effective novation from an original contracting party.  The adjudicators therefore did not have jurisdiction to determine the disputes. Another […]

Trade associations call for company voluntary arrangement reforms

Reforms are needed to the current company voluntary arrangement (CVA) process, according to both R3 and the British Property Federation (BPF). R3 (the trade association for the UK’s insolvency, restructuring, advisory, and turnaround professionals) has published a research report recommending a number of reforms to improve the effectiveness and reputation of CVAs. These include: Capping […]

How the courts are interpreting long-term maintenance contracts

By Ian Yule The Private Finance Initiative (PFI) may be past its peak, but various cases have come to court in the past few years involving long-term maintenance contracts, including PFIs. Three cases in particular are worth noting. They have featured issues such as whether terms should be implied about co-operation, how good faith clauses […]

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CC insolvency group gains a global head

Clifford Chance has appointed Mark Hyde as global head of its insolvency group – the latest global head to be announced by the newly merged firm. Hyde returns to the London insolvency and corporate recovery group from Hong Kong, where for the last two years he has been leading the team advising the Peregrine liquidators. […]

Legal Widow

It was a successful outing to the park. Very successful. Apart from Deminimus commandeering the roundabout and not allowing any Stupid Girls on and Liability having to be picked weeping off the slide, where she’d got stuck halfway down, a queue of children shouting at her from the top while she jiggled her bottom about […]

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Ashurst Morris Crisp represented a consortium consisting of The Berkeley Group, Mansford Holdings, Chelsfield and Compco Holdings on its £59m acquisition of Chelsea Harbour from P&O Property Holdings. Ashursts corporate partner Michael Johns and property partner Guy Wheatcroft headed the team on the deal. Freshfields advised P&O.

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