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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 […]

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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 […]

Pimlico Plumbers – contract matters and the ‘gig’ economy

By Alex Mellis The ‘gig’ economy cases, scattered throughout the different tiers of varying jurisdictions of courts and tribunals, excite much interest when the latest decision is published and flashed across the media. The recent decision of the Supreme Court in Pimlico Plumbers & Anor v Smith, handed down on 13 June 2018, will be no […]

Ukraine: new corporate law governing LLCs

The new law “On Limited and Additional Liability Companies” No. 2275-VIII has come into effect, with the exception of some specific provisions related to inheritance that take effect on 17 June 2019. The law introduces fundamental changes to the rules that apply to the operation of companies with limited and additional liability, grants their participants […]

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Weightmans is losing its Manchester head of professional indemnity to Addleshaw Booth & Co as the firm undergoes a strategic review of its business. Highly-rated partner Mike Grant is leaving insurance specialist Weightmans after four years to join Addleshaws’ litigation and dispute resolution department in Manchester. The departure comes at a time when Liverpool-based Weightmans […]

Jeantet loses out to Bird & Bird Paris

Parisian firm Jeantet & Associes has lost its employment specialist to Bird & Bird’s Paris office as frustrations mount within the firm over its long-running bid to pull off an international merger. Benjamine Fiedler is the latest senior assistant to leave Jeantet, which has frozen promotions to partnership for the past two years to keep […]

Tree felling in High Court

A woman who was fined £500 and ordered to pay £2,500 in legal costs after felling a tree in her garden has been given the green light to challenge her conviction in the High Court. A hearing is expected before the summer vacation. The fine and legal costs order were imposed on 76-year-old Josephine O’Hare […]

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