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Issues concerning construction and enforceability of settlement agreements

By Craig Orr Zurich Insurance v Hayward has drawn attention to the scope for parties to re-open settlements when new evidence disproving the other side’s case later emerges. Craig Orr QC considers this and other issues concerning the construction and enforceability of settlement agreements, by reference to modern English and Commonwealth authority.

Romanian Competition Council’s conclusions on retail banking sector inquiry

By Iustinian Captariu, Theodora Stoica Following the adoption of EU Directive (EU) 2015/2366 of the European Parliament and Council of 25 November 2015 on payment services in the internal market (“PSD2”), the Romanian Competition Council (the “RCC”) launched in 2016 a comprehensive study of the Romanian retail banking market. PSD2 is expected to fundamentally change the way […]

Canada: Federal government to implement Wells v Canada

By Jaimie Lickers, John J. Wilson Yesterday, representatives of the federal government and the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation of Newfoundland announced that – as a result of the litigation advanced by Gowling WLG – it will reassess approximately 58,000 membership applications for membership denied on the basis of the evidentiary criteria set aside in Wells v. Canada. […]

MPs can depend on government to renegotiate as part of meaningful vote

By Kieran Laird In the political tempest of the last couple of days it would be easy for a report by a Parliamentary committee to slip under the radar unremarked. However, today’s report by the Commons Procedure Committee concerns the very live issue of the form of the motion on which MPs will have their meaningful […]

Can the UK reverse out of Brexit?

By Kieran Laird In a few weeks MPs will be asked to vote to approve the Withdrawal Agreement and political declaration on a future trade deal negotiated by the government. At present, the mood music is that many – both pro- and anti-Brexit – dislike the package. However, whether or not they vote against it will, […]

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Separated at birth

His most famous line might be “Beam me up, Scotty” (even though he never said it, so don’t write in, Trekkie fans), but actually the uncanny resemblance between William ‘Captain Kirk’ Shatner and Paul Brent, head of marketing at Boyes Turner, is closer to the great man’s Emmy-nominated turn in Boston Legal. This is the […]

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Now September’s here the piece and quiet of August, when not a hell of a lot is going on back at the office, seems a distant dream. But let’s spare a thought for those who were left behind. Some partners haven’t been sunning themselves in Barbados, but have been manning the phones and generally keeping […]

Mishcon lives by the fraud

Mishcon de Reya just can’t get enough of fraud. Last week it hired two partners and two assistants into Kas Nouroozi’s fraud and insolvency group. Since 2005 the group has doubled in size to nine partners and around 20 assistants. Do they know something we don’t? One of last week’s new partners, Masoud Zabeti, probably […]

All away to Galway

The ever-booming Irish legal market got a new player last week with the merger of Cork-based Ronan Daly Jermyn Solicitors (RDJ) with William B Glynn Solicitors in Galway. More accurately, the deal is a takeover of William B Glynn, total headcount around 15, by the 125-people strong RDJ. What’s particularly interesting about this deal is […]

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