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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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Foley hires SEC lawyer for DC office

A leading lawyer in the division of enforcement at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is leaving to join Foley & Lardner. Gregory Bruch is assistant director in the division and is joining the national firm’s Washington DC office.He will join both the financial markets practice group at the 1,000-lawyer firm and the compliance, […]

Deal summary

Reed Smith Warner Cranston (Edward Miller) advised Tate & Lyle on a global alliance with Johnson & Johnson company McNeil Nutritionals. The deal will realign the companies’ production of Sucralose, a new sweetener. McNeil advised by Linklaters & Alliance.Wragge & Co (Richard Haywood, Sharon Ayres) advised Carillion on its £34m acquisition of GT Rail Maintenance, […]

Legal Widow

My mother-in-law stayed the other night. She took one look at the Lawyer as he was preparing to go out of the door in the morning and howled “dry cleaning” at the top of her voice. I suddenly saw my husband’s suits as others must do: the pockets weighed down by keys and apples, the […]

Gambling company bets on Klegal

Global Interactive Gaming (Gig), the joint venture company which offers realtime television-based betting on sporting events, has instructed KLegal for the first time.

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