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Walker Morris litigation specialists reviews regulator’s proposals for dealing with push payment fraud

By Louise Power, Rachel Elgar Banking & Finance Litigation specialists Louise Power and Rachel Elgar report on the Payment Systems Regulator’s (PSR) recent proposals for dealing with push payment fraud. What is push payment fraud? Payments are described as ‘push payments’ when the payer obtains the payee’s account details and instructs their bank to send (or push) […]

Impact of 2019 budget proposals on Dutch’s buyout sector

The Dutch government published important tax measures in its 2019 budget proposals with a potentially significant impact on the Dutch buyout sector. Some of these measures may result in a higher effective tax burden if appropriate action is not taken…

The meaning of occupation in the context of business rates

By Sophie Tracey, Lucy Shepherd In a decision that will be welcomed by property owners, a recent case has considered the meaning of ‘occupation’ in the context of business rates and has decided that the motivation for occupation is not relevant. Background Principled Offsite Logistics Ltd (POLL) applied for judicial review to challenge a local authority’s […]

Overage provisions helping landowners to ensure a fair price for its land

By Bhavesh Amlani, Michael Callaghan Overage provisions are a common feature of the development landscape, helping to ensure that a landowner receives a “fair” price for its land. Introduction Overage provisions give a landowner the right to receive a future payment following the sale of the property if the developer enhances the value of that property. […]

Luxembourg legitimising and embracing blockchain technology

By Bertrand Geradin What is the new securities law about? Since Bitcoin’s blockchain technology entered the mainstream, the crypto-currency market has boomed at an incredible rate. Blockchain – the underlying distributed ledger technology behind Bitcoin – has the power to disrupt many industries, and in particular to revolutionize the security of ownership. Luxembourg has opted to […]

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Park Court senior clerk defects to Byrom Street

Leeds set Park Court Chambers is losing senior clerk Terry Creathorn to Manchester-based Byrom Street Chambers in the wake of the retirement of Byrom Street senior clerk Peter Collison. Collison is stepping down after 30 years at the leading counsel-focused set, which has 11 QCs and two senior junior members. Meanwhile, in Plymouth, King’s Bench […]

Arthur Cox chair swap marks end of an era

Corporate partner Eugene McCague has been voted in as the new chair of Dublin giant Arthur Cox after current chair and head of corporate James O’Dwyer announced his intention to step down from both roles in April next year. On the weekend of 3 December, days after O’Dwyer’s announcement, Arthur Cox held a selection process to find its […]

Lovells focuses on winning new clients and service delivery

Lovells is set to establish a working group to examine how the firm can improve the delivery of service to its existing clients and ways to win new work. It is understood that the group will be made up of the firm’s practice stream heads and certain partners who have a flair for winning new […]

Czech list

The Czech Republic is busy bringing its laws into line with those of its new EU partners, but many of its existing rules are, if anything, more stringent than expected. By Hilary McDowell

Firm profile: Brachers Solicitors

Brachers Solicitors” />Managing partner: John Sheath Turnover: £12m Total number of partners: 21 Total number of staff: 152 Main practice areas: Corporate and commercial, debt collection, litigation, property and private client Key clients: Eurotunnel, Kimberly-Clark, Mid Kent Water, NHS Litigation Authority and 49 health trusts Number of offices: Two Locations: Maidstone and London “Kent and […]

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