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Construction: can a company in liquidation refer a dispute to adjudication?

The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has delivered a significant judgment in Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd v Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (in Liquidation) [2018] EWHC 2043 (TCC) where the company seeking to refer a dispute to adjudication was in liquidation. The substance of the dispute related to the contractor’s claim for payment allegedly due for […]

Overseas companies and UK property – all change in 2021

By Maria Connolly At the end of July, the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill was published. The intention is that, from 2021, overseas entities wanting  to deal in certain UK property will have to register in the overseas entities register (OER). Why will overseas entities have to register?

Hackitt review: Response suggests further extension of the regime

By Adrian Mansbridge As outlined in our previous articles covering what lies ahead for high rise regulation and the proposed ban on flammable cladding the legislative programme to implement the recommendations of the Hackitt review and to address broader concerns is already underway. However, as anticipated, political concerns have already led to these proposals being “beefed up”…

Use of behavioural biometrics brings privacy issues under GDPR

By Alex Towers With cybertheft and data breaches becoming an increasingly common occurrence, the need to rapidly and accurately identify fraud has driven the development of behavioural biometrics as a means to target automated attacks and suspicious transactions. However, for the technology to function, companies must amass libraries of biometric personal data to construct profiles…

Supreme Court rules a ‘right to litigate’ cannot be assigned to a third party

By Rebecca MacCann What happens if you assign your right to litigate to a person or company that is unconnected to the event that creates the right to litigate? In the recent Supreme Court case of SPV Osus Ltd v­ HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Ireland) Limited & Ors [2018] IESC 44, the Supreme Court held […]

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German firms Gleiss Lutz and Hengeler Mueller have had offices raided by state prosecutors investigating allegations of false testimony in lawsuits brought against their client Deutsche Bank. Gleiss’s Munich offices and Hengeler’s Frankfurt offices were both raided last week. The news follows a €925m (£775m) settlement at the end of February between Deutsche Bank and […]

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Zhong Lun targets Chinese top three with 22-partner Kaiwen acquisition

Chinese firm Zhong Lun has bolstered its domestic practice through the acquisition of legacy Beijing firm Kaiwen, two years after the firm agreed a merger with Beijing-based capital markets boutique Grandway. The large-scale bolt-on was approved by Zhong Lun’s partnership during its annual partnership conference earlier this month and will add a team of 22 partners […]

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Until the early seventies, the west’s perception of Gulf Arabs was one of mysterious exoticism – funny robed chaps, with which at least one diminutive First World War British Army officer was obsessed. But with the oil shock of 1973, Gulf Arabs shot to the top of the west’s list of global betes noires. Embodied […]

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Remember when lawyers were debt averse? Not any more. Today’s news that Irwin Mitchell has taken out a £90m facility has the potential to reshape the market. That is serious money, a mountain of cash that is certain to be used to fund an acquisition strategy by the firm, possibly in the run up to […]

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