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Future of public procurement in UK in the event of ‘no-deal’ Brexit

By David Kilduff, Richard Auton or Richard Butterworth On 13 September 2018, the UK government published further guidance on the future of public procurement in the UK in the event of a “no deal” Brexit. What next for UK public procurement? Under current rules, all procurement opportunities that fall within the scope of the EU procurement […]

Third party redevelopment – Landlord may oppose tenant’s lease renewal

By Matthew Lonergan, Lucy Shepherd A recent case has confirmed that a landlord was entitled to oppose its tenant’s lease renewal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 where redevelopment of the site was to be undertaken by a third party. Background The case of Santander UK PLC v LPS Estates Ltd concerned the security of […]

Sunset of £500K, dawn of GDPR enforcement and horizon of Brexit

By JP Buckley In just a short space of time, the ever-evolving world of data protection and cyber has seen yet more change: 1. Potentially one of the last enforcement actions under the Data Protection Act 1998 against Equifax – and a maximum £500,000 fine for them for failing to secure UK citizens’ personal data against […]

Officer of judgment debtor can be committed for failure to provide information under CPR 71 – Court of Appeal

Deutsche Bank AG v Mr Alexander Vik [2018] EWCA Civ 2011 This judgment is the latest instalment in the long-running litigation between Deutsche Bank (“DB”) and the Monaco-based billionaire, Alexander Vik. In 2008, Mr Vik’s personal investment vehicle, Sebastian Holdings, Inc. (“SHI”), incurred huge debts to DB after it made a series of heavily loss […]

BVI to implement changes to rules governing SPCs registered under BCA

By Michael Killourhy The British Virgin Islands (BVI) will shortly implement some important changes to the rules governing segregated portfolio companies (SPCs) incorporated or registered under the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 (BCA). These changes, introduced by the BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2018 (the 2018 BCA Amendment Act) will come into force on 1 October […]

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Equal opportunities in interviewing techniques

Nick Hilborne reports BARRISTERS responsible for selecting pupils are to receive special training in interview techniques to help fulfil the Bar Council’s commitment to equal opportunities. The Bar is responding to calls for training in “objective selection techniques” after publication of its equality code for chambers two years ago. It has hired training consultancy CEPEC […]

Corporate

Molyneux Estates, advised by Mischon de Reya, has acquired for u14.45m Epworth House Investments and two investment properties in central London from related parties, all advised by Julian Holy. Molyneux Estates was also advised by Julian Holy on its recent upgrade to the Stock Exchange’s Official List.

Who's who in the review

Lord Mackay, the Lord Chancellor, has appointed Lord Woolf to conduct a radical review of the rules and procedures which govern the civil courts. It aims to make access to law cheaper and the system and terminology simpler. Lord Woolf, Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, will be assisted by a commission of six: Master Robert […]

Wandsworth makes second tender stab

Nicole Maley reports WANDSWORTH Borough Council has called for expressions of interest on its controversial litigation tender. The five-year contract, the subject of a critical report prepared by the council’s in-house legal team earlier this year, includes routine and non-routine litigation work in departments throughout the authority. The council is expected to issue invitations to […]

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Hanson Transport was advised by Eversheds Hepworth & Chadwick in connection with an agreement for transportation of non-petro-chemical products with ICI, advised by its in-house legal team.

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