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Blog: Application for an inquest into Alfie Evans’ death is without merit

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 […]

Implications of a ‘no Brexit deal’ on business structuring, accounting and audit

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 […]

Mortgage portfolio transfers – How a stitch in time saves nine

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 […]

Governing law and jurisdiction clause in contracts

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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Real estate deals round-up

Clifford Chance (Cliff McAuley), DJ Freeman and KSB Law advised Warner Estate Holdings on a 50-50 joint venture with Bank of Scotland Corporate Banking on the formation of the Agora Shopping Centre Fund, valued at £223m. Bank of Scotland advised by Stephenson Harwood. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Geoff Le Pard) advised Airport Industrial on the purchase […]

Clyde & Co-Kendall talks folded over lease

Problems with lease obligations were at the centre of failed talks between Clyde & Co and soon-to-be-launched niche firm Kendall Freeman. A source close to Clyde & Co said that the negotiations fell down due to lease obligations on the buildings occupied by DJ Freeman. Of those properties, 43 Fetter Lane is understood to have […]

Suffer dude

It’s not just a fine game of football that Holman Fenwick & Willan lawyers get to watch from their executive box in the North Stands of White Hart Lane, the home of Tottenham Hotspur – they also get a good laugh out of watching their arch Ince & Co shipping litigation rival and Spurs season […]

Lennox Lewis ruling rings in changes for foreign litigants

The ruling in a case brou-ght by Lennox Lewis means foreign litigants have a much greater chance of having their overseas damages awards being enforced in the UK. Previously, the UK’s Protection of Trading Interests Act 1980 (PTIA) prevented the enforcement of a foreign judgment containing a multiple damages award. Such awards, in which the […]

Separated at birth

While a revival in results and a worthy League Cup win over Alex Ferguson’s (the subject of Separated at Birth a fortnight ago) Manchester United must have relieved some of the pressure on Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier, Tulkinghorn was surprised when the manager of the UK’s most successful football club was recently appointed chairman of […]

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