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Navigating a new reality in the client-empowered era

To thrive in the new era of the empowered client, law firms must make investments designed to modernise the way they run their firms and service their clients. This requires changing culture, developing new competencies, and operationalising new ways of working. Innovative technologies are key enablers to accelerating rms’ transformations in these areas. New research […]

Procurement and state aid update: preparing for 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 […]

Data protection: 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 – CoA

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 […]

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A move for income support

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Litigation Recent Decisions 22/04/97

Child abduction and the effect of a parent’s acquiescence In Re H and others sub nom H v H 1997 Court: HL (Lords Browne-Wilkinson, Jauncey, Mustill, Hoffmann and Clyde) 10/4/9Summary: Important decision by the House of Lords as to proof of acquiesence by a wronged parent in international child abduction cases reversing the Court of […]

Boycott legal aid pilot, says Law Society

The Law Society has advised legal aid firms not to take part in the Legal Aid Board’s green form block funding pilot project amid anger over the LAB’s handling of the scheme. Members of the Law Society’s council passed a resolution “recommending” firms to shun the scheme at a full council last Thursday. The pilot […]

Octogenarian search blunder?

An 80-year-old woman from Bideford, Devon, is heading for a High Court confrontation with Devon and Cornwall police as a result of the effects she claims she suffered after television crews were allowed to film her home being searched for stolen goods. Frances Jarvis is to sue the police, the BBC and Touch Productions for […]

Three's company for panel

Clifford Chance corporate assistant Guy Norman has been seconded to the Takeover Panel as a joint secretary for two years. He is the third member of the panel’s law team – a Herbert Smith and a Linklaters & Paines secondee are already on it. The panel chooses from City law firms in rotation.

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