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Redress scheme outcome challenges – Have they ended?

By Paul Gair The recent case of R. (on the application of Holmcroft Properties Ltd) v KPMG LLP 2018 WL 04636705 has confirmed that Judicial Review is not the appropriate avenue for a bank customer unhappy with an accountancy firm acting as a ‘skilled person’ in approving an offer of compensation by his bank under a redress […]

English Courts grants freezing order against unidentified individuals

By Nick Curling In CMOC v Persons Unknown [2017] EWHC 3599 (Comm) the claimant, China Molybdenum Company (CMOC), successfully obtained a worldwide freezing order against a class of unknown respondents. This was the first time the English Courts have granted a freezing order against unidentified individuals. Background The claim underlying CMOC’s freezing order application related to losses […]

Pay.UK releases rules and guidance for the confirmation of payee (CoP) service

By Elena Kyriakou On 18 October 2018 Pay.UK announced it had released to the market the standards, rules and guidance for the confirmation of payee (CoP) service. This is the latest in the line of industry initiatives to help protect consumers from falling victim to Authorised Push Payment (APP) fraud. When delivered by payment service providers, […]

Social housing monthly law update – October 2018

By David Isaacson Highlights of this month include: Autumn budget coming up Government announces new generation of council housing Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 receives Royal Assent Government announces new housing measures Download the full update to get fully up-to-speed on the past month.

Austria – Has due diligence obligations for shareholder creditors increased?

The Austrian Insolvency Code provides for the possibility to challenge certain disadvantageous transactions carried out by the debtor after material insolvency has occurred, especially if the creditor knew or should have known of its debtor’s material insolvency. This risk of legal actions being contested is of particularly high relevance for shareholders who are also creditors […]

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Freshfields freezes associate pay as trainee salaries unchanged again

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has frozen its associate pay rates following the introduction of a merit-based system, with trainee salaries kept static for the fifth year running. The news compares with figures unveiled by magic circle rivals Allen & Overy, Linklaters and Slaughter and May, which have all increased pay rates significantly. Freshfields, which moved to […]

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Hey you, we need to raise some money and reckon you can help us out. Send us your smackers (£200,000 will do) and we’ll sort you out a bank loan, and maybe throw in a free mag or four if you’re lucky. Hey you, we need to raise some money and reckon you can help […]

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Tech flight: April deals roundup

IT was the place to be in April, with Shearman involved in the sale of the ‘Chinese Twitter’ and Hogan Lovells in on the biggest corporate bond offering the world has ever seen, at Apple If there is a deals winner in April it is surely Hogan Lovells, which received a coup with its instruction […]

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Work Life Quiz: Gary Assim, Shoosmiths

What was your first-ever job? Butcher’s assistant. What was your worst experience as a trainee? My six months in commercial property. It’s thanks to Rosie, the partners’ PA, that I’m still a lawyer. What’s the toughest thing about your job? Inspiring young lawyers to put their clients first, be less legalistic and be more commercial. […]

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