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The risks of delay in procurement challenges

Where contractors identify an issue with a procurement process, they may be tempted to wait until the outcome of the process is known before issuing proceedings. This might be because they want to wait to see if their tender is successful despite the issue or because they don’t want to risk antagonising the contracting authority whilst it is still considering tender submissions.

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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 […]

Competition law – welcome guidance in a time of crisis

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published helpful guidance on how it will apply competition law in light of COVID-19. Meanwhile, the government has taken the unprecedented step of relaxing competition law in certain sectors. In the round, these developments offer welcome guidance and comfort – but they also serve as a timely reminder […]



City support staff hit as Edwards Wildman makes firmwide cuts

Edwards Wildman Palmer has cut eight support roles from its London office following a firmwide review of costs that has so far seen 35 support jobs go.  The redundancy consultation, ongoing at the time of writing, was kicked off in May and has so far only impacted support roles. An insider at the firm stressed […]

ZyLAB launches visual classification for eDiscovery

ZyLAB, leading provider of eDiscovery and Information Management solutions, today announced that it has incorporated true native visual search and categorisation in its eDiscovery and Information Management solution to enable the speedy and accurate identification of non-textual information. The inclusion of Visual Classification together with ZyLAB’s Audio Search, completes ZyLAB’s multi-media search capabilities. Enterprise Big […]

DLA Piper summit focuses on the European restructuring market

DLA Piper recently held its inaugural European Restructuring Summit in London. Bringing together the firm’s experts from across the continent, the event explored trends, perspectives and the future outlook of the European restructuring market. The summit was kicked off by UK partner Michael Fiddy, who outlined some of the current risks and opportunities for investors […]

Allen & Overy posts revenue of £1.19bn, PEP frozen at £1.1m

Revenues at Allen & Overy (A&O) have risen by just 0.8 per cent at the 2012/13 year-end from £1.18bn to £1.19bn. It is the first magic circle firm to post revenues for the year, with Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer preparing to release their annual turnover tomorrow (5 July). At A&O average profit per equity […]

Changing times in Asia

It has been another eventful week in Asia Pacific. Last Friday (28 June), The Lawyer reported that Chinese state-owned conglomerate China Resources is shortly launching its first international panel, just months after the company finalised its first Chinese panel. The Hong Kong-headquartered group joins a growing number of Chinese companies that are formalising their relationship […]

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