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By Alistair Russell, Richard Munden, Ardil Salem Although the fund finance market has historically been, and continues to be, a particularly low-risk one for lenders, recent events have led some to consider a rather rare and unlikely scenario: what if a fund simply releases or waives the commitments of its investors without lender consent? A credit agreement will […]

Five key employment cases: 2018

By Antonia Blackwell As we enter the festive period and the start of a new year, we take a look back on some of the most notable cases of 2018. Employer’s liability A managing director’s assault on an employee was held to be “in the course of employment” by the Court of Appeal, and therefore […]

Fraudsters are entitled to make use of the law of adverse possession

By Nick Shepherd, Lucy Shepherd The Court of Appeal has held that the law of adverse possession can be used to obtain ownership of a property even if the possession came about due to previous fraudulent activity. Background The case of Rashid v Nasrullah involved two people named Mohammed Rashid, whom the court for convenience termed MR1 […]

Ontario postpones retail cannabis licence applications at the eleventh hour

By Lewis Retik, William Bjornsson At 7:30 p.m. on the evening of December 13, effectively one business day before the application portal for Ontario retail cannabis licences was scheduled to open, the Ontario government announced that it will postpone its acceptance of cannabis retail licence applications. The move was announced as a response to continued […]

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BRITISH law firms are protesting over proposals from the Brussels Bar to charge up to u400 per lawyer per office for registration on a list of foreign lawyers. “We have made it clear that we want it substantially reduced,” says Law Society head of international Hamish Adamson. The list is being drawn up by the […]

City should pick up bill in frauds, says group

LEGAL aid in corporate fraud trials should be paid for by the City’s own regulators not the taxpayer, according to the Legal Action Group. The suggestion comes in the pressure group’s response to the Lord Chancellor’s consultation paper on legal aid for the apparently wealthy. The group says media uproar over spiralling legal aid bills […]

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