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Trade associations call for company voluntary arrangement reforms

Reforms are needed to the current company voluntary arrangement (CVA) process, according to both R3 and the British Property Federation (BPF). R3 (the trade association for the UK’s insolvency, restructuring, advisory, and turnaround professionals) has published a research report recommending a number of reforms to improve the effectiveness and reputation of CVAs. These include: Capping […]

How the courts are interpreting long-term maintenance contracts

By Ian Yule The Private Finance Initiative (PFI) may be past its peak, but various cases have come to court in the past few years involving long-term maintenance contracts, including PFIs. Three cases in particular are worth noting. They have featured issues such as whether terms should be implied about co-operation, how good faith clauses […]

Pimlico Plumbers – contract matters and the ‘gig’ economy

By Alex Mellis The ‘gig’ economy cases, scattered throughout the different tiers of varying jurisdictions of courts and tribunals, excite much interest when the latest decision is published and flashed across the media. The recent decision of the Supreme Court in Pimlico Plumbers & Anor v Smith, handed down on 13 June 2018, will be no […]

Ukraine: new corporate law governing LLCs

The new law “On Limited and Additional Liability Companies” No. 2275-VIII has come into effect, with the exception of some specific provisions related to inheritance that take effect on 17 June 2019. The law introduces fundamental changes to the rules that apply to the operation of companies with limited and additional liability, grants their participants […]

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Brixton firm writes Caribbean law guide

A LONDON firm of solicitors has researched and written a book on family life and law in the Caribbean, aimed at overcoming ignorance in the UK of family law and life in the islands. The book, published by Brixton family law firm Hornby Ackroyd & Levy, is an up-to-date survey of family law and organisations […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 24/3/98

Decisions are taken from Lawtel’s Case Law database. LTL: Lawtel report; TLR: Times Law Reports; ILR: Independent Law Report. Challenge to legislation relating to release dates R v (1) Secretary of State for the Home Department (2) Governor of Swaledale Prison, Ex Parte Francois (A P) (1998) HL (Lords Browne-Wilkinson, Slynn, Nolan, Hope, Hutton) 12/3/9A […]

Fladgates bails out of Thames Valley

West End firm Fladgate Fielder is pulling out of the Thames Valley region by closing its Basingstoke office. The office, which opened in 1985, carried out property and corporate work the litigation department moved back to London three years ago and the firm claims it was having difficulty appointing suitably qualified assistants. The firm said […]

Egami recruits two

Litigation support system supplier DPA-Egami has hired former Theodore Goddard litigation support administrator Jacqui Rawlinson and former Commonwealth barrister Nirdosh Kutty to provide software training for client firms.

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