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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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Kaye Scholer beefs up in London with BLP raid

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) investment partner Tim Spangler has defected to New York firm Kaye Scholer to head up its global investment funds practice. Spangler will start his new position on Monday (9 October). Before Spangler’s arrival, Kaye Scholer had no dedicated investment funds practice, although its New York and Chicago finance lawyers undertook funds […]

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Pink was the colour of the day at Teacher Stern Selby’s party in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer the other week. The firm’s seven female partners, ably aided by assistants and secretaries, donned pink blouses to host the event, which saw 11 Stone Buildings decked out in balloons and flowers, and a room devoted to […]

Ashurst re-elects Bromwich as managing partner

Ashurst has confirmed the reappointment of managing partner Simon Bromwich for a second three-year term leading up to 2010. In an internal announcement sent out this morning, the firm confirmed that its eight-member board had opted to re-elect Bromwich. As first reported on ww.thelawyer.com (6 September), the board had been informally canvassing the partnership over […]

CC Italy head quits

Clifford Chance Italy managing partner Nick Wrigley is leaving the firm, sparking an unexpected local management election. Wrigley is joining renewable energy developer UPC Energy Partners, a client of the firm. He will remain of counsel to Clifford Chance in Italy. Last year Wrigley stood against then-London head Peter Charlton for the role of global […]

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