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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 […]

Portugal: Fund management 2018

By Pedro Simões Coelho, Ricardo Seabra Moura and Carlos Filipe Couto How is fund management regulated in your jurisdiction? Which authorities have primary responsibility for regulating funds, fund managers and those marketing funds?

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Litigation Recent Decisions 5/8/97

As to rating of provender mill producing poultry feed William Neville Farmer (Valuation Officer) v (1) Hambleton District Council (2) Buxted Chicken Court: Lands Tribunal (PH Clarke FRICS) 23/7/97 Summary: Whether a provender mill producing poultry feed for poultry farms between one and 110 miles from the mill was “used in connection with” the poultry […]

Litigation Writs 5/8/97

Nottingham Trent University has issued a writ against the YMCA challenging its right to terminate the university’s tenancy of the students’ union basement premises at 4 Shakespeare Street. The writ says the YMCA issued a notice to the university on 27 August 1996 purporting to end the tenancy held by the university on 1 March […]

In brief: Survey shows high level of late payment

In a survey of businesses in the north east, conducted by Newcastle firm Dickinson Dees in conjunction with accountants Coopers & Lybrand, 92 per cent of those approached admitted to late payment of their bills. Dickinsons senior partner Graham Wright said: “It is hoped that by making people more aware of the problems of late […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 5/8/97

Nancy Bone, 43, admitted 1980, practising at material time as Nancy Bone & Co, fined £3,000 and ordered to pay £5,688 costs. Allegations substantiated that she failed to keep properly written accounts, failed to pay money into client account, wrongly used client money for purposes of her practice and other clients, and failed to reply […]

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