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Construction: can a company in liquidation refer a dispute to adjudication?

The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has delivered a significant judgment in Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd v Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (in Liquidation) [2018] EWHC 2043 (TCC) where the company seeking to refer a dispute to adjudication was in liquidation. The substance of the dispute related to the contractor’s claim for payment allegedly due for […]

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

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SRA creates storm over foreign lawyers’ requalification test

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has extended its consultation period for the qualified lawyers transfer test (QLTT), delaying the controversial interim measures that were due to come into force on 1 March. The SRA’s education and training committee met on 5 February and initiated yet another eight-week consultation into the suitability of the interim measures. […]

Mrs Crossley drops landmark divorce claim

The Crossley divorce case has grounded to a halt after Susan Crossley dropped her claim to her ex-husband’s fortune. The keenly awaited case was due to be heard in the High Court yesterday (Wednesday 13 February). Susan Crossley had signed a prenuptial agreement when she married her property tycoon husband, Stuart Crossley, which stipulated that […]

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