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Rectification of the terms of a private equity financing transaction

Terra Firma has successfully obtained rectification of the terms of a private equity financing transaction completed in 2012, concerning the Four Seasons care homes business [FSHC Group Holdings Limited v Barclays Bank Plc]. The transaction required the Parent company to provide security over a particular shareholder loan which was part of the overall funding package. […]

New opportunity for permanent residency in Alberta

By Krista Schofer The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) recently announced highly anticipated changes to its permanent residency program. Effective June 14, 2018, the Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS) is available as a potential path to permanent residency in the province. The AOS replaces the Employer-Driven Stream and Strategic Recruitment Stream under the AINP. The AOS […]

Global skills strategy update GTS occupations list

By Lesley A Love The Global Skills Strategy is a pilot project launched by IRCC in June 2017. The program is designed to give Canadian employers quicker access to highly qualified global talent. Changes were recently announced to one part of the GSS, as outlined below. Employers using the program should be aware of these changes…

All fair in love, war and commerce

By Jonathan Haydn-Williams The traditional position under the contract law of England and Wales (which I shall, with no disrespect to Wales, refer to as ‘English’ law) has been that, save for contracts giving rise to a fiduciary relationship (eg a contract between agent and principal), a duty of good faith in the performance of […]

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Law Society finds double flaw in EC directive

The European Commission’s draft directive on rights of establishment for foreign lawyers is “fundamentally flawed” in two respects, the Law Society council was told. Chair of the international committee Fiona Woolf said that there was a groundswell of opposition to the proposals. Germany, Holland, Scotland and Northern Ireland were joining forces with the Law Society […]

Day takes on Japanese over former POWs

PERSONAL injury specialist Martyn Day has flown out to Japan to start proceedings in the Tokyo District Court on behalf of former war-time prisoners suing the Japanese government for compensation. Day, joint senior partner in London practice Leigh Day & Co, is working with an eight-member Japanese legal team to present the case for former […]

Bar tenders

The Bar is one of the few areas of the profession to benefit from the upheaval in local government. Tim Miller reports The risk of potential surcharge and financial ruin is part and parcel of life in local government. That’s bad news for councillors and senior officers, but it’s good news for the Bar. Faced […]

Taylor Joynson Garrett hires Middle East expert

UK COMMERCIAL firm Taylor Joynson Garrett has appointed Middle East specialist Sabah Mahmoud as a consultant. Prior to his appointment Mahmoud, an executive committee member of the British Middle East Law Council, was working from an office based at Nabarro Nathanson. His association with the firm continues in Dubai, where he operates an office in […]

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Women call for death of Bar's 'old boy' network

THE “OLD boy” network of public school and Oxbridge-educated white male barristers is being targeted for extinction by leading women and ethnic minority barristers in submissions to the Parliamentary Home Affairs Select committee. The Association of Women Barristers (AWB) calls for sweeping reforms in its submission to the hearing on judicial appointments. It wants to […]

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