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Walker Morris litigation specialists reviews regulator’s proposals for dealing with push payment fraud

By Louise Power, Rachel Elgar Banking & Finance Litigation specialists Louise Power and Rachel Elgar report on the Payment Systems Regulator’s (PSR) recent proposals for dealing with push payment fraud. What is push payment fraud? Payments are described as ‘push payments’ when the payer obtains the payee’s account details and instructs their bank to send (or push) […]

Impact of 2019 budget proposals on Dutch’s buyout sector

The Dutch government published important tax measures in its 2019 budget proposals with a potentially significant impact on the Dutch buyout sector. Some of these measures may result in a higher effective tax burden if appropriate action is not taken…

The meaning of occupation in the context of business rates

By Sophie Tracey, Lucy Shepherd In a decision that will be welcomed by property owners, a recent case has considered the meaning of ‘occupation’ in the context of business rates and has decided that the motivation for occupation is not relevant. Background Principled Offsite Logistics Ltd (POLL) applied for judicial review to challenge a local authority’s […]

Overage provisions helping landowners to ensure a fair price for its land

By Bhavesh Amlani, Michael Callaghan Overage provisions are a common feature of the development landscape, helping to ensure that a landowner receives a “fair” price for its land. Introduction Overage provisions give a landowner the right to receive a future payment following the sale of the property if the developer enhances the value of that property. […]

Luxembourg legitimising and embracing blockchain technology

By Bertrand Geradin What is the new securities law about? Since Bitcoin’s blockchain technology entered the mainstream, the crypto-currency market has boomed at an incredible rate. Blockchain – the underlying distributed ledger technology behind Bitcoin – has the power to disrupt many industries, and in particular to revolutionize the security of ownership. Luxembourg has opted to […]

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THE PROLIFIC lawyer-writers of Booth & Co in Leeds have penned or contributed to more than one dozen books over the past year. The family law department has proved particularly industrious, coming up with eight books, two yet to be published. One of them, the first book by family lawyers on pensions, had to be […]

Commission to rule on PI structures

THE LAW Commission will give its verdict next week on reforms to the system of structured settlements in personal injury cases. Plaintiff lawyers say clients should have a statutory right to periodic payments rather than a lump sum. Insurers are also broadly in favour of the principle of structured settlements but want to see changes […]

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Anti-piracy group Fast (Federation Against Software Theft) has announced the first jail sentence for a company director for illegal software reproduction. David Boyle, director of Oxford-based AMD Systems, was jailed for six months and ordered to pay u5,000 costs after u40 million worth of illegal software was seized by anti-piracy officers.

Dibbs partner wins Chamber re-election

Dibb Lupton Broomhead’s London employment partner, Jill Andrew, has been re-elected as director of the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Andrew, chair of the Employment Lawyers’ Group, has specialised in employment law for more than 13 years. She joined the chamber’s board in 1992 and was the first woman to be elected as a […]

Partner quits McKennas' Hong Kong practice

VETERAN Hong Kong lawyer John Bellhouse is returning to London to work for US firm White & Case after 25 years with McKenna & Co. As senior resident partner in Hong Kong, Bellhouse was instrumental to the Port and Airport Development Scheme, representing the Hong Kong government. In London, McKennas’ managing partner Robert Derry-Evans is […]

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