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UK real estate and competition law – An insight

By Samuel R Beighton On 18 September 2018, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (the “CMA”) announced that Heathrow airport (“Heathrow”) will pay a fine of £1.6 million in relation to an infringement of UK competition law arising from a restriction included within a commercial lease. Importantly, this case marks the first occasion that the CMA […]

Pre-purchase inspection is not a warranty

By Sandra Lando, Julie Djiezion For several years, there have been calls by some associations, including the Québec Association of Building Inspectors, for oversight of the work done by pre-purchase inspectors. On June 12, 2018, they resulted in the introduction of the Act mainly to improve the quality of buildings, the regulation of divided co‑ownership and the […]

Introduction of remediation agreement in Canada

By Glen Jennings, Matthew Doak The time has now arrived. A mechanism is finally in place in Canada that will allow for a better process to resolve criminal offences for corporations. In response to a consultation that ended in November 2017, the federal government introduced legislation amending the Criminal Code to allow for remediation agreements (better known as […]

Brexit poses challenges for intellectual property law

By David Barron, Ailsa Carter ‘Brexit’ poses considerable challenges for intellectual property law and presents uncertainty as to the  involvement of the UK, following its exit from the EU, in existing and proposed international regimes involving EU law. In March 2018, the text of a draft “partial agreement” was published . It indicates that, assuming the UK […]

Executors may not realise they have an income tax liability

By Dominic Cole The Telegraph reports this morning that many executors are not aware that they are liable to pay taxes on income produced by estate assets during the administration period. Executors are personally liable to pay the tax and therefore, if they distribute the whole estate thinking there is nothing else to pay, they may […]

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Package for homebuyers promotes legal services

CONVEYANCING clients will be issued with free information booklets alerting them to further uses they may find for their solicitors under a new scheme. The Home Mover Completion Pack, devised by marketing firm Targeted Business Programmes, will be given to clients by around 1,000 law firms taking part in the scheme on completion of conveyancy […]

Barrister takes on rugby Super League

A LONDON barrister has been appointed to spearhead a legal challenge to the proposed u80 million rugby Super League. Jonathan Crystal, a specialist in sport and defamation, is acting for West Yorkshire rugby league side Keighley in its bid to oppose the plan. The new elite league will feature 14 of the sport’s top clubs. […]

“No win no fee” looks set to get rubber stamp

LAWYERS will be entitled to work on a “no win no fee” basis within months if plans put to Parliament are approved. The scheme will establish conditional fee agreements for personal injury and insolvency cases and those before the European Court of Human Rights and European Commission. In successful cases lawyers will be entitled to […]

Overseas posts feature in partnership appointments

MORE than one new partner in five appointed by a crop of leading law firms this year are based overseas. Some sources believe the figure reflects a trend in which UK firms are trying to open up fresh markets by expanding abroad. In the latest batch of appointments, eight firms have announced 81 new partners, […]

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