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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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Three LLPs release first accounts

Three firms have unveiled their first LLP accounts for the end of the 2004 financial year. Freethcartwright reported revenues of £18.3m for the nine months from July 2003 to March 2004. Chief executive Peter Smith said the firm adopted a one-off adjustment to accounting standard FRS5 last year, which meant that fee income from certain […]

Nauta’s life sciences team gains Derks star

Dutch giant Nauta Dutilh is ramping up its life sciences practice with the hire of CMS Derks Star Busmann partner Carla Schoonderbeek. Schoonderbeek was previously head of the life sciences group at Derks and co-chair of the European life sciences practice group of the CMS alliance. She is particularly known for European regulatory matters and is […]

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Clifford Chance is merging its insurance and reinsurance practice with its shipping group to create a single 10-partner team. The merger is aimed at exploiting synergies between the two London teams. Insurance head Nicholas Munday will lead the merged group, which will operate as the Insurance and Shipping Dispute Resolution group, specialising in insurance and […]

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