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Construction: can a company in liquidation refer a dispute to adjudication?

The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has delivered a significant judgment in Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd v Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (in Liquidation) [2018] EWHC 2043 (TCC) where the company seeking to refer a dispute to adjudication was in liquidation. The substance of the dispute related to the contractor’s claim for payment allegedly due for […]

Overseas companies and UK property – all change in 2021

By Maria Connolly At the end of July, the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill was published. The intention is that, from 2021, overseas entities wanting  to deal in certain UK property will have to register in the overseas entities register (OER). Why will overseas entities have to register?

Hackitt review: Response suggests further extension of the regime

By Adrian Mansbridge As outlined in our previous articles covering what lies ahead for high rise regulation and the proposed ban on flammable cladding the legislative programme to implement the recommendations of the Hackitt review and to address broader concerns is already underway. However, as anticipated, political concerns have already led to these proposals being “beefed up”…

Use of behavioural biometrics brings privacy issues under GDPR

By Alex Towers With cybertheft and data breaches becoming an increasingly common occurrence, the need to rapidly and accurately identify fraud has driven the development of behavioural biometrics as a means to target automated attacks and suspicious transactions. However, for the technology to function, companies must amass libraries of biometric personal data to construct profiles…

Supreme Court rules a ‘right to litigate’ cannot be assigned to a third party

By Rebecca MacCann What happens if you assign your right to litigate to a person or company that is unconnected to the event that creates the right to litigate? In the recent Supreme Court case of SPV Osus Ltd v­ HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Ireland) Limited & Ors [2018] IESC 44, the Supreme Court held […]

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New London offices and hires for Pitmans

Thames Valley firm Pitmans is ramping up its two-year-old London operation with two senior hires and a move to more spacious offices. THAMES Valley firm Pitmans is ramping up its two-year-old London operation with two senior hires and a move to more spacious offices. The firm has hired insolvency and recovery partner Ian Searle from […]

DAC brings in Manchester property head

Davies Arnold Cooper (DAC) has appointed a new head of real estate in Manchester with the hire of Pinsent Masons senior associate Peter Williams. Williams has been brought on board to expand the firm’s growing North West real estate client base. The appointment follows the acquisition of Manchester-based construction boutique Moore & Co in November […]

Gómez-Acebo strategy reaps rewards as it breaks e50m barrier

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo has reaped the benefits of its 2007 strategic review, breaking the e50m (£37.16m) turnover barrier for the first time. The firm posted a turnover of e54.6m (£40.58m) for 2007, a near 15 per cent increase on 2006’s e47.6m (£35.38m). The performance shows a gradual return to form for one of Spain’s largest […]

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• Clifford Chance has promoted nine associates to counsel level. They are: Gregory Crookes, Quirine Eenhorst, Herke van Hulst, Sander Klaassen, Juliette Luycks, Timon Reijn, Nanette Rutgers, Robert Smits and Michiel Sunderman. • Field Fisher Waterhouse has hired Faiz Siddiqui as an assistant from Burges Salmon. Giulia Mauri joins the firm’s Brussels office as of […]

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