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By Nick Lees, Tim Pickworth  Why is this case important? Whether a UK parent company’s duty of care may extend to foreign subsidiaries has hit the legal headlines a number of times recently [1].  The Lungowe case concerns pollution and environmental damage allegedly caused by an international subsidiary based in Zambia.  It centres on whether, and how, the […]

High Court refuses to remove charge despite mortgage fraud and void transfer

By Kate Hicks, Calum Davies Why is this case important? In the recent case of Dhillon v Barclays Bank PLC [1], the High Court considered ‘exceptional circumstances’ which may justify a court not making an order for alteration of HM Land Register despite a transfer being void for fraud. Facts and fraud The claimant, Ms Dhillon, lived at 47 Moresby Road, London […]

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