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Private damages claim, public procurement context: Essential limitation advice

By Gwendoline Davies, Lynsey Oakdene Why is this case of interest? In the recent case of Secretary of State for Transport v Arriva Rail East Midlands, the Court of Appeal has highlighted the fact that public procurement processes can give rise to both public and private law claims. Understanding the distinction between public and private […]

Stamp duty and cash pooling

By Samuel Fernandes de Almeida On this matter, it seems peaceful that we will be facing credit granting operations, this time in the form of a current account in which the term is not determinable. The tax treatment under the Stamp Tax (IS) of so-called centralized treasury management operations – cash pooling – has been […]

Foreign Exchange Policy: Angola

By Filipa Fonseca Santos, Joana Pacheco The Angolan Central Bank (Banco Nacional de Angola – “BNA”) recently approved Notice no. 01/2020, with a view to simplifying the administrative procedures for licensing the import of goods, and Notice no. 02/2020 with a view to making exempt from authorisation certain current invisible transactions, ordered by legal persons. […]

Social Housing monthly law update – January 2020

By David Isaacson TLT’s monthly law update on all things affecting social housing To help you keep up with the law and comply with registered provider standards, this monthly law update covers the current legal issues affecting the social housing sector. It includes the main legislative and case law developments and statutory guidance issued for […]

SMEs and commercial lenders: Would further regulation help or hinder?

By Peter Richards-Gaskin When individual consumers need to take action against financial services firms, they’re able to do so via the Financial Ombudsman Service (the FOS). It’s also comforting for them to know that the mortgage on their home is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (the FCA). But what about when SMEs are faced […]

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In brief: Bradford & Bingley Estate Agents

Bradford & Bingley Estate Agents, one of the country’s largest estate agency chains, plans to cut the number of firms handling its conveyancing work from more than 1,000 to fewer than 10. The members of its new panel will be announced in June.

In brief: Beachcroft Stanleys

Beachcroft Stanleys has concluded a deal for Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust to modernise the existing County Hospital as part of the first wave of private finance initiatives. Mercia Healthcare will manage the site and support facilities for 30 years at a total cost of £470m.

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Ashurst Morris Crisp acted for Hoare Govett on its open offer

OFT could prove bad medicine for chemists

Roger Pearson reports on the Office of Fair Trading’s move to abolish the price fixing of commonly used medicines. A major legal challenge which could have wide-ranging implications for the cost of over-the-counter medicines – and which some say could lead to the closure of many small chemist shops – is now pending. The Government’s […]

23 Essex St leads way with new set manager

Highly regarded criminal set 23 Essex Street has secured the appointment of a new chambers manager. Sheona Taylor joins next Monday (26 April) from Lloyd’s Council Secretariat and replaces David Burt, who retired last week.The 49-tenant set has 10 silks, including Michael Wood QC and Christopher Kinch QC, who took silk this year, and is […]

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