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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Dewey slashes pay for 66 partners

Dewey & LeBoeuf has overhauled its compensation system, cutting pay for more than 60 partners across the firm. Up to 66 partners at the US firm have had their compensation reduced, in a number of cases by around 80 per cent. The cuts have left certain Dewey partners taking home around $10,000 in monthly draws, […]

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Tesco case breaks new ground as CAT chief shows bargaining powers

Incoming chair has begun a new era for the Competition Appeal Tribunal. Is the Competition Appeal ­Tribunal (CAT) changing tack? Under new president Gerald Barling it made history last week when it found for Tesco against the Competition Commission. And, in another break with tradition, ­Barling is also set to launch the CAT’s first users’ […]

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