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By Bridget Dolan QC R (Allman) v HM Senior Coroner for Liverpool and Wirral The short and desperately tragic life of Alfie Evans, and his parents’ heart-rending fight to have him transferred to Rome for continuation of his life sustaining treatment, has recently been fully played out in the public arena. The public hearings in the […]

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By Alison Johnson As 29 March 2019 draws ever closer and Brexit withdrawal negotiations continue, the UK government has started to release a series of technical notices outlining the implications of a “no Brexit deal” on certain key topics and industries. Noting that changes in business structuring, accounting and audit will be of interest to […]

Mortgage portfolio transfers – How a stitch in time saves nine

By Abigail Hadfield Inadvertently failing to transfer the legal title to even a handful of mortgages following a portfolio acquisition can be a costly mistake. The secondary market in residential mortgage books is thriving, and purchasers are increasingly being caught out by this apparently simple issue. In the majority of cases, a suitably-worded power of […]

Governing law and jurisdiction clause in contracts

By Gordon Bell, Tom Price, David Lowe Governing law and jurisdiction or dispute clauses are two distinct things. Governing law is the substantive law of the contract and dispute resolution clauses are the clauses that tell you where and how your dispute is going to be resolved. They are very different. One does not imply the other and […]

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Birmingham City Council has restructured its legal team, appointing David Tatlow to the newly created role of director of legal services. He will work under ­corporate director of governance Mirza Ahmad, the council’s most senior lawyer. Tatlow was previously one of three assistant directors and was in charge of the ­litigation division. The reorganisation will […]

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Guernsey’s transparent and sensibly regulated regime, geographical location and wealth of on-the-ground expertise make it a safe bet for the domiciliation of hedge funds. By Gavin Farrell Guernsey is a European ­offshore jurisdiction from where hedge funds can be established outside the ­traditional Caribbean structure. Indeed, at a time of demanding corporate governance requirements, ­especially in […]

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Jersey’s introduction of a variety of new limited partnerships bestows upon the investor an unrivalled flexibility. By Ben Robins Since the enactment of the ­Limited Partnerships (Jersey) Law in 1994, the Jersey limited partnership (JLP) has become a vehicle of choice for the ­establishment of private equity funds. Separate and incorporated limited partnerships In recent […]

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