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A borrower can now challenge symbolic possession under the Sarfaesi Act

The Hon’ble Supreme Court (SC), in its recent decision in the matter of M/s Hindon Forge Pvt. Ltd. & Anr. v State of Uttar Pradesh [(Civil Appeal No 10873 of 2018 along with Civil Appeal No 10874 of 2018)] (Appeals) held that a borrower can prefer an application under Section 17 (1) of the Securitization […]

New law on validity of wills in Cayman

By Anthony Partridge, Fraser Allister The Cayman Islands’ Formal Validity of Wills (Persons Dying Abroad) Law, 2018 came into effect on 1 February 2019. The law is important to people who own shares in Cayman Islands companies or have interests in Cayman Islands investment funds for example, and offers far greater flexibility for international clients who wish […]

Brexit worries drain confidence in EU reference procedure

In a legal first, Brexit prevents High Court from clarifying if it has jurisdiction in a human rights claim against the EU. The Kosovo victims of serious human rights abuses from two decades ago bring damages claims against the EU. On 13 February 2019 the High Court in the case of Tomanovic v EU [2019] […]

Litigation funding 2019 – United Arab Emirates

By James Foster, Courtney Rothery We have authored the inaugural UAE chapter in the annual Guide to Litigation Funding published by Law Business Research (part of the “Getting the Deal Through” series). This is the third edition of the global survey of the law and practice of litigation funding. With the third-party funding of litigation and arbitration […]

The Bluberi CCAA proceedings: litigation funding in insolvency

By Patrice Benoit, Geneviève Cloutier On February 4, 2019, the Court of Appeal of Quebec released its decision in the matter of Callidus Capital Corporation and al. v. 9354-9186 Québec Inc. (formerly Bluberi Gaming Technologies Inc.).  With the increase in third party litigation funding, we are now seeing it being used in the insolvency context and the Court of […]

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Cambridge dons rebel against LPC proposal for 'City trainees'

Cambridge University’s law faculty is in turmoil over plans for a legal practice course (LPC) which academics fear will be hijacked by City law firms. A series of internal documents seen by The Lawyer reveals the deep divisions in the faculty over proposals for a potentially lucrative LPC. Faculty chairman Professor Kevin Gray resigned from […]

Italian firms merge to fight the English

The end of a family feud is leading to the creation of Italy’s biggest firm. Osborne Clarke’s Italian associate Croze Radice & Associati, which was set up by a member of the same family that founded top Italian firm Carnelutti, is now seeking to reunite the family in a marriage between the two firms. The […]

Trainee Group helpline calls hit all-time high

Firms are getting away with blatant abuse of practice rules because trainee solicitors are too scared to speak out about mistreatment, claims the Trainee Solicitors’ Group (TSG). The organisation is making its findings public as use of its helpline hits a record high, with 122 calls for help coming in over the past six months. […]

Whitfield promoted to BT general counsel

THE HEAD of legal at British Telecom, Alan Whitfield, has been promoted to the position of group general counsel. Former chief legal adviser Colin Green has been appointed to the more executive role of commercial director and secretary. Whitfield, who will now be British Telecom’s main legal adviser, says the appointments recognise an existing state […]

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