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Future of public procurement in UK in the event of ‘no-deal’ Brexit

By David Kilduff, Richard Auton or Richard Butterworth On 13 September 2018, the UK government published further guidance on the future of public procurement in the UK in the event of a “no deal” Brexit. What next for UK public procurement? Under current rules, all procurement opportunities that fall within the scope of the EU procurement […]

Third party redevelopment – Landlord may oppose tenant’s lease renewal

By Matthew Lonergan, Lucy Shepherd A recent case has confirmed that a landlord was entitled to oppose its tenant’s lease renewal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 where redevelopment of the site was to be undertaken by a third party. Background The case of Santander UK PLC v LPS Estates Ltd concerned the security of […]

Sunset of £500K, dawn of GDPR enforcement and horizon of Brexit

By JP Buckley In just a short space of time, the ever-evolving world of data protection and cyber has seen yet more change: 1. Potentially one of the last enforcement actions under the Data Protection Act 1998 against Equifax – and a maximum £500,000 fine for them for failing to secure UK citizens’ personal data against […]

Officer of judgment debtor can be committed for failure to provide information under CPR 71 – Court of Appeal

Deutsche Bank AG v Mr Alexander Vik [2018] EWCA Civ 2011 This judgment is the latest instalment in the long-running litigation between Deutsche Bank (“DB”) and the Monaco-based billionaire, Alexander Vik. In 2008, Mr Vik’s personal investment vehicle, Sebastian Holdings, Inc. (“SHI”), incurred huge debts to DB after it made a series of heavily loss […]

BVI to implement changes to rules governing SPCs registered under BCA

By Michael Killourhy The British Virgin Islands (BVI) will shortly implement some important changes to the rules governing segregated portfolio companies (SPCs) incorporated or registered under the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 (BCA). These changes, introduced by the BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2018 (the 2018 BCA Amendment Act) will come into force on 1 October […]

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The work-life quiz

David Hutton, head of built environment, Bevan Brittan What was your first-ever job? Bob-a-job as a boy scout and then a carpenter’s mate. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Having to learn all about girls’ dolls in an international IP dispute between doll manufacturers. Where’s the best place to go if you want […]

Careers: In brief

John Wells has been elected as the 42nd national president of the Institute of Legal Executives (Ilex). Wells is a partner at the Roberts Rose Partnership in Leicester and specialises in conveyancing and probate work. During his presidential year, he will focus on the changes Ilex will make to meet the Government’s response to the […]

Browne Jacobson records big jump in profit

Browne Jacobson has reported a record 37.4 per cent increase in average profit per equity partner (PEP) and a 12 per cent rise in turnover to £27m. As first reported on www.thelawyer.com (13 July), PEP rose from last year’s £230,000 to this year’s £316,000. Managing partner Brian Smith said the firm was aiming to be […]

Careers: People

Midlands firm Heatons Solicitors has recruited Birmingham corporate specialist Helen Gasser to join the corporate finance team. Gasser joins from Eversheds in Birmingham. Leeds firm Lee & Priestley has appointed a new solicitor to the employment department. Farha Leadbetter joins from the Advice on Individual Rights in Europe (Aire) Centre, where she provided specialist advice […]

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