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UK real estate and competition law – An insight

By Samuel R Beighton On 18 September 2018, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (the “CMA”) announced that Heathrow airport (“Heathrow”) will pay a fine of £1.6 million in relation to an infringement of UK competition law arising from a restriction included within a commercial lease. Importantly, this case marks the first occasion that the CMA […]

Pre-purchase inspection is not a warranty

By Sandra Lando, Julie Djiezion For several years, there have been calls by some associations, including the Québec Association of Building Inspectors, for oversight of the work done by pre-purchase inspectors. On June 12, 2018, they resulted in the introduction of the Act mainly to improve the quality of buildings, the regulation of divided co‑ownership and the […]

Introduction of remediation agreement in Canada

By Glen Jennings, Matthew Doak The time has now arrived. A mechanism is finally in place in Canada that will allow for a better process to resolve criminal offences for corporations. In response to a consultation that ended in November 2017, the federal government introduced legislation amending the Criminal Code to allow for remediation agreements (better known as […]

Brexit poses challenges for intellectual property law

By David Barron, Ailsa Carter ‘Brexit’ poses considerable challenges for intellectual property law and presents uncertainty as to the  involvement of the UK, following its exit from the EU, in existing and proposed international regimes involving EU law. In March 2018, the text of a draft “partial agreement” was published . It indicates that, assuming the UK […]

Executors may not realise they have an income tax liability

By Dominic Cole The Telegraph reports this morning that many executors are not aware that they are liable to pay taxes on income produced by estate assets during the administration period. Executors are personally liable to pay the tax and therefore, if they distribute the whole estate thinking there is nothing else to pay, they may […]

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CARDIFF-BASED solicitor Keith James has been named as the successor to Eversheds chair Victor Semmens. James, currently the firm’s vice-chair, takes over on 1 June as the practice switches from its regional titles to a single national name. His appointment is announced this week following a recent vote by the Eversheds board. Currently the chair […]

Firm opts for Linetime

Linda Tsang reports North East law firm Punch Robson has placed a £55,000 order with Linetime for software which includes database and credit control facilities. The system for the two-branch firm, which has 14 partners and 60 staff, will include an Altos 7000 Unix server supporting accounting, time rec- ording, database and credit control software […]

Technology will take lawyers out of the office

TECHNOLOGY will not only reduce office-based secretarial staff but will also get rid of more lawyers EYBA delegates were told. Chair of the UK Young Solicitors Group Andy Unger told young lawyers from around Europe how new technology meant practitioners could do much of their work from home. Speaking at a workshop based on the […]

Magistrates set to get two-year skills review

BRITAIN’S 30,000 magistrates are to have their legal skills examined in a two-year review by a training supremo appointed by the Lord Chancellor last week. Michael Wooley has been selected to replace the retiring Geoffrey Norman as magistrates’ training adviser at the Lord Chancellor’s Department. A spokesman says that the brief for the job has […]

Balance of power

Ireland, to paraphrase LP Hartley, is a foreign country – they do things differently there. On the face of it, local government appears similar to the pre-1974 position. There are county and urban district councils and county borough corporations – but things are still not quite as they seem. The functions are not quite on […]

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