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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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Duncan Black on football managers who change clubs.

Duncan Black is a partner at Titmuss Sainer Dechert. THE LATEST development in the career of football club manager Howard Kendal, who has made a disputed move from Sheffield United to Everton, makes a recent decision by an FA tribunal all the more interesting. The tribunal was set up following the mid-1994-5 season move by […]

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Eamon Moloney was born on 25 August 1954. He is a partner in the shipping and international trade department at Eversheds. What was your first job? As a midshipman, washing up for 600 sailors on HMS Fearless while in the terminal stage of seasickness. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £45 per […]

Contract liability fears unfounded, says Govt

Chris Fogarty reports The Government has moved to allay fears that local authority officers could be held personally liable if a contract with a private sector partner was later found to be invalid. Although the Government is refusing to amend its Local Government (Contracts) Bill, it has insisted that fears that it will expose council […]

Norwich Union libel case alerts companies to dangers of e-mail

A LANDMARK e-mail libel settlement should set alarm bells ringing in all multinational companies and firms using internal e-mail systems, according to an Internet law expert. In an out of court settlement, Norwich Union recently paid £450,000 to Western Provident for circulating untruths on its internal e-mail system about Western Provident’s alleged financial problems. Nick […]

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