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wrongful trading in Northern Ireland what is it and what has changed

Wrongful trading is a term that has received quite a bit of press over the last few months, mainly through the headlines generated by the UK Government’s unprecedented amendment to the wrongful trading provisions contained within our insolvency legislation. But what exactly is wrongful trading and what has changed?

Where feeding feels like abuse – a harrowing case

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership & North Bristol NHS Trust v WA & Ors [2020] EWCOP 37 Introduction This application concerned WA, a Palestinian refugee, who believes he was born on 29 December 1994, and who was therefore 25 years old. WA is a patient at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, having been admitted due to malnourishment. […]

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Vodafone’s global litigation chief departs for rival

Vodafone’s head of litigation is leaving the telecoms giant after six years to take on a similar role at competitor Lycamobile. Alex Woods will become the first in-house litigation director of the mobile network operator. As part of his new role, he will report directly into chairman Subaskaran Allirajah and the private company’s board. He […]

Solicitors Regulation Authority

SRA closes investigation into former Quinn partner Mark Hastings

The SRA has said it will take no further action against Mark Hastings, the partner dismissed by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in May 2018, after allegations of inappropriate behaviour were made against him. Hastings spent two years at Quinn’s London office, where his appointment was initially touted as a major coup for the firm. The […]

Apple

Freshfields successfully appeals EU decision for tech giant Apple

EU judges have reversed a European Commission decision, which ordered Apple to pay back €13bn in taxes to the Republic of Ireland. The €13bn penalty in 2016 was the largest ever fine handed out by the commission. It found that for almost 25 years Apple benefitted from illegal state support from Ireland that distorted competition […]

Astana Kazakhstan

Court of Appeal rules on Kazakh claim in long-running award row

The Court of Appeal has refused permission to appeal after a challenge was brought by the Republic of Kazakhstan and its national bank, meaning the Belgian courts will have the final say on how to handle a $500m arbitration award being pursued by the parties. The case, which featured on The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases 2020, is […]

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