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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 […]

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Eversheds to keep up its Big Six talks

EVERSHEDS is in talks with accountancy practice KPMG as part of its “open-minded” strategy on a merger with a Big Six accountancy firm. The firm is in continuing talks with Big Six firm KPMG and is also believed to have been approached by Coopers & Lybrand, although talks presumably led nowhere because, in February this […]

Council seeks leave to appeal

The case of Welton v North Cornwall District Council will continue. Victoria and David Welton set up a holiday accommodation business turning a farm house in north Cornwall into a guest house which won a three crowns rating from the West Country Tourist Board. But they were threatened with closure following a visit from an […]

Emerging forces

With the New Year came a new name to the Danish legal scene: Plesner & Gronborg, the issue of a marriage between Copenhagen firms Koch-Nielsen & Gronborg and Plesner & Lunoe. A prime motivation behind the move was to entrench the firm in the country’s top league of practices. “We felt a number of foreign […]

Law firms rake it in on the investment market

Law firms are grabbing a bigger chunk of the investment management market with funds under management increasing by 30 per cent last year. Members of the Association of Solicitor Investment Managers (Asim) increased funds from £1.167bn just over a year ago to £1.599bn at the end of 1996. Scottish firm Murray Beith Murray topped the […]

Solicitor advocate is first to be awarded the red bag

A SOLICITOR advocate has become the first person from outside the Bar to be presented with a coveted “red bag” by a senior counsel in recognition of his outstanding advocacy skills. John Davis was presented with the embroidered bag by Rosamund Horwood-Smart QC, who led him in a recent international fraud case. Until now, red […]

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