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All aboard the bond wagon: SEBI board meeting decisions

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in its meeting held on 18 August 2018, besides reviewing the total expense ratio of the mutual fund schemes and agreeing to introduce united payment interface with ASBA facility for public issues, has also paved the way for further stimulating the bond market by removing the requirement […]

Brexit: What happens next?

By Trudy Feaster-Gee, Sue Harris Now that the House of Commons has overwhelmingly rejected the government’s Brexit deal, we take a look at what happens next and what it means for businesses. On Tuesday 15 January 2019, the House of Commons voted overwhelmingly to reject the Brexit deal negotiated between the government and the European Union. A […]

Implying ‘Braganza’ duties into mortgage contracts

By Christina Gill A recent High Court case has shed some light on the extent to which the courts may imply additional duties into mortgage agreements requiring lenders to make decisions by way of processes that would be “lawful and rational in the public law sense”. Banking Litigation specialist Christina Gill explains UBS AG v Rose Capital […]

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Private Client 2019

By Philippe Pulfer, Olivier Sigg Welcome to the 2019 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Private Client which I am delighted to introduce this year. The Guide covers a comprehensive and diverse range of articles that would pique the interest of any domestic or international practice client adviser. The publication is designed to provide readers […]

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A tale of two names

Rubinstein not Rubenstein! My grandfather, J.S. Rubinstein, first practised as a solicitor in Gray’s Inn in 1889: the firm became Rubinstein Leggatt & Co. I followed my uncle, Stanley Rubinstein, practising alongside his two brothers, Harold (my father) and Ronald, as senior partner of Rubinstein Nash & Co. Now I am retiring as a consultant […]

Bacfi article “nonsense”

A eulogy to barristers in the Bacfi Bulletin was slammed as “palpable nonsense” by a leading in-house solicitor. Jyoti Munsiff, chair of the Law Society’s commerce and industry group, said the article, which compared the qualities of solicitors and barristers, did not tell the whole story. It read: “If a company wants to employ a […]

Spawning libel actions

A sub-plot has developed as the provisional hearing date next month draws nearer in the libel action being taken by former Welsh police superintendent Gordon Anglesea against the Independent on Sunday, The Observer, Private Eye and HTV. Scallywag magazine has joined the fray and served a libel writ on defamation lawyer Barton Taylor of Russell […]

Lovell White Durrant backs wordsmiths

Lovell White Durrant is to sponsor the 1994 International Awards for Students, a writing competition for students. This year, entrants will have to write an essay based on the title: When does lobbying become an abuse of the parliamentary system? More students than ever are expected to take part. Lord Scarman has dubbed the question […]

Paul Llewellyn takes issue with poor reporting of cases

Paul Llewellyn Newspapers frequently do a disservice to the public in their reporting of the law. One field where this happens is that of personal injury litigation and in particular the so-called “RSI” (Repetitive Strain Injury) cases involving Judge Prosser QC. The judge may well have been justifiably criticised in awarding a modest sum of […]

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