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By Bridget Dolan QC R (Allman) v HM Senior Coroner for Liverpool and Wirral The short and desperately tragic life of Alfie Evans, and his parents’ heart-rending fight to have him transferred to Rome for continuation of his life sustaining treatment, has recently been fully played out in the public arena. The public hearings in the […]

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By Alison Johnson As 29 March 2019 draws ever closer and Brexit withdrawal negotiations continue, the UK government has started to release a series of technical notices outlining the implications of a “no Brexit deal” on certain key topics and industries. Noting that changes in business structuring, accounting and audit will be of interest to […]

Mortgage portfolio transfers – How a stitch in time saves nine

By Abigail Hadfield Inadvertently failing to transfer the legal title to even a handful of mortgages following a portfolio acquisition can be a costly mistake. The secondary market in residential mortgage books is thriving, and purchasers are increasingly being caught out by this apparently simple issue. In the majority of cases, a suitably-worded power of […]

Governing law and jurisdiction clause in contracts

By Gordon Bell, Tom Price, David Lowe Governing law and jurisdiction or dispute clauses are two distinct things. Governing law is the substantive law of the contract and dispute resolution clauses are the clauses that tell you where and how your dispute is going to be resolved. They are very different. One does not imply the other and […]

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Clifford Chance to cap payouts to ex-partners

Clifford Chance is considering cutting annuities for former partners in an attempt to save a further £12m as part of its cost-cutting programme Clifford Chance to cap payouts to ex-partners” />Chief operating officer David Childs kickstarted the annuities debate at the partnership retreat in Paris on 3-6 March. Currently, retiring partners are entitled to 20-35 […]

Herbies steers RAC through acquisition by Aviva

Herbert Smith has scooped its first instruction from the RAC as the motoring insurance group announced last week that it will be acquired by Aviva. Partners Anthony Macaulay (left) and Caroline Goodall are advising the RAC on the £1.1bn deal. Charles Randell at Slaughter and May is acting for Aviva, a longstanding client of the […]

Nauta helps Sara Lee see off the BEUC

Nauta Dutilh has won a victory for consumer products giant Sara Lee against the European Consumers’ Organisation (BEUC) in a Dutch court. Litigation partner John Allen, supported by just one associate, acted for Sara Lee to prove that its air fresheners did not pose any health risk. Sara Lee launched proceedings after claims made by […]

Nauta drops Rotterdam private client practice

Dutch heavyweight Nauta Dutilh is splitting with its Rotterdam-based private client team as the firm continues to pursue its corporate-focused strategy. Dutch heavyweight Nauta Dutilh is splitting with its Rotterdam-based private client team as the firm continues to pursue its corporate-focused strategy. As first revealed on www.thelawyer.com (10 March), the two-partner, five-fee-earner team will establish a new […]

Deutsche to ask law firms for rebates

Deutsche Bank is looking at introducing a system of rebates in a bid to slash its external legal spend The Lawyer understands that Deutsche is considering various fee structures as part of a global review of its external legal advisers, with the rebate system currently emerging as the most popular. The bank also considered the […]

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