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Medicinal Cannabis: What the Nation Needs?

David Hardstaff and Ami Amin discuss an in-depth report on policy developments in the UK by the Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group (the CDPRG) In Part A: why is it still so hard for patients to access the drugs they need? On 23 April 2020, the Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group (CDPRG) published Part A […]

Approval of liquidator’s remuneration: a tale of two reporters

A recent Sheriff Court judgment is the latest decision to consider the role and remit of the court reporter in a liquidation which, unusually, involved the court appointing two reporters. In Scotland, the Insolvency (Scotland) (Receivership and Winding Up) Rules 2018 provide that where there is no creditors committee, the remuneration of a liquidator shall […]

Variation to an office lease to allow use as a private members’ club

The Upper Tribunal has allowed a variation to a lease that restricted the use of a property to office use (with minor residential use) so that the tenant could implement a planning permission to convert the property into a private members’ club. Background A user clause in a lease is a restrictive covenant. If the […]

Tax now payable much sooner following a disposal of residential property

From 6 April 2020 significant changes will be made to the deadline for paying capital gains tax (CGT) and filing tax returns in respect of disposals by individuals and trusts of UK residential property. Taxpayers and advisers need to be aware of these changes now. UK property disposals prior to 6 April 2020 Previously, UK […]

Coronavirus job retention scheme: pensions aspects

When considering how to use the coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS), employers may be wondering what this means for pension contributions and auto-enrolment obligations. This update considers some of the issues. How the CJRS works To access the CJRS an employer will need to designate affected employees as furloughed workers, notify the employees of this […]


Hong Kong

Why is Fried Frank calling time on its Asia strategy?

For years, Asia has been hailed as a land of golden opportunity for the legal profession. So, why has Fried Frank Harris & Shriver decided to close down its operations in the region?  It’s not as if Fried Frank is overwhelmed with offices. The firm currently has just seven worldwide, in Frankfurt, London, Paris, New […]

Eversheds appoints Hernández as compliance expert in Madrid

Eversheds has announced the appointment of Maria Hernández, who has joined the Madrid office as a partner, bolstering the firm’s global compliance and crisis management team. Hernández joins the firm from Pentair where she was the head of legal for the Southern European region and chief compliance counsel for European operations. Prior to that, she held […]


Members of 11 Stone Buildings are regularly instructed as counsel in arbitral proceedings both in England and internationally.  Members of 11 Stone Buildings are regularly instructed as counsel  in arbitral proceedings both in England and internationally. They also deal with High Court proceedings arising out of the enforcement or challenge to arbitral awards, as well […]


Adjudications are now an established feature of construction and engineering disputes, and bring their own challenges, given the unrealistically tight scheduling imposed by the statute, which is often used by claimants to facilitate litigation by ambush. 11 Stone Buildings has barristers dealing with construction law who can at short notice advise and if required draft […]


Our expert employment barristers regularly deal with disputes including the use of confidential information, restrictive covenants in employment contracts, wrongful dismissals, discrimination and TUPE as well as drafting contracts of employment and appearing before employment tribunals. In addition, a particular strength at 11 Stone Buildings is the ability to offer employment advice in the context of […]

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