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Maranello Rosso Limited v Lohomij BV and others

On 6 September 2021, the High Court struck out a £70 million conspiracy claim relating to the purchase and sale of a world-renowned collection of classic Ferraris.

Recent changes to the rules on trial witness statements

In this webinar, Anthony de Garr Robinson QC and Laurence Emmett QC discuss the new rules relating to trial witness statements in the Business and Property Courts (Practice Direction 57AC of the CPR), the practical difficulties the new rules create for commercial litigators and how those difficulties could best be managed.

Test Claimants in the Franked Investment Income GLO v HMRC

The Supreme Court has given judgment in Test Claimants in the Franked Investment Income Group Litigation v HMRC [2021] UKSC 31. This is the third judgment given by the Supreme Court in this complex, long-running litigation.

London Luton BPRA Fund LLP v HMRC

The Upper Tribunal has ruled on the availability of business premises renovation allowances (“BPRA”) in London Luton BPRA Property Fund LLP v HMRC [2021] UKUT 147 (TCC).

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Will your corporate activity be captured by new pensions notification requirements?

The Department for Work and Pensions has issued a consultation on its planned changes to the existing notifiable events regime. The changes will oblige employers with defined benefit pension schemes to notify The Pensions Regulator of a broader range of corporate events and activities and to do so at an earlier stage than is currently the case.

Ireland: Budget 2022 Tax Strategy Group papers

On 16 September 2021, the Department of Finance published the Tax Strategy Group (TSG) papers on the various options for tax policy changes in advance of Budget 2022. Budget 2022 is due to be published on 12 October 2021.

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes … A statement of intent by the FCA

Time is running wild in the financial services sector at present. New products and entrants are coming to the market hastily, some of which do not currently but will, in the near future, fall under the watchful eye of the Financial Conduct Authority. As a result, change is nigh for everybody involved in financial services.

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In its 2013 budget, the government announced various financial support plans intended to invigorate the residential property market. One of these was the Help to Buy initiative, which includes a mortgage guarantee scheme whereby lenders can offer mortgages that are guaranteed by the government. The scheme was officially launched, some three months ahead of schedule, […]

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Compliance chief at scandal-hit Barclays takes time out due to “stress and exhaustion”

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