Dewey Ballantine opens in Texas

Dewey Ballantine is opening an office in Houston after taking on Alan Gover from Weil Gotshal & Manges.

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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 […]

How the courts are interpreting long-term maintenance contracts

By Ian Yule The Private Finance Initiative (PFI) may be past its peak, but various cases have come to court in the past few years involving long-term maintenance contracts, including PFIs. Three cases in particular are worth noting. They have featured issues such as whether terms should be implied about co-operation, how good faith clauses […]

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NY lawyers pledge not to make a penny from WTC victims

New York lawyers have signed up to a pledge not to make money from claims relating to the World Trade Center attack. Through the September 11th Compensation Act, the US government has set up a fund for “any individual (or relative of a deceased individual) who was physically injured or killed as a result of […]

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Wacks Caller likes playing with the big boys and rapid growth shows it can Wacks Caller is one of a number of mid-tier North West firms for which the phrase ‘punches above its weight’ could have been coined. The Manchester firm has only 16 partners, all based in its city centre offices, making it a […]

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