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Welcome protection for consumers of certain cryptoasset investments

By Gurprit Mattu The Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA”) published its final rules for the banning of derivatives and Exchange Traded Notes (“ETN’s”) that reference unregulated transferable cryptoassets, such as Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, and Ripple. The rules apply to firms who are operating from or in the United Kingdom. The ban comes into effect on 6 […]

Planning conditions and access routes – DB Symmetry v Swindon BC

By Richard Humphreys QC Richard Humphreys QC (instructed by Jones Day) represented DB Symmetry Ltd (the appellant). The dispute was as to whether a planning condition required the developer to dedicate access roads as public highways or whether it merely regulated the physical attributes of the roads. The Court of Appeal held, allowing the appeal from […]

Court of Appeal gives judgment on the long residence rule

By Manjit S Gill QC, Edward Nicholson Do past or present periods of overstaying mean that a person who has otherwise remained continuously in the UK with leave for 10 years cannot qualify for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) under the Long Residence Rule in paragraph 276B of the Immigration Rules? This question is considered […]

Green light for mortgage repossessions

By Gurprit Mattu On 31 October 2020, the government ban on repossession hearings comes to an end. Lenders may commence or continue with repossession proceedings if appropriate. When is it appropriate? The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published further guidance on Mortgages and Coronavirus [1] which applies from 16 September 2020. It sets out that firms must continue to […]

Court dismisses challenge to decision granting planning permission for relocation of works at nuclear power station within AONB

By Leanne Buckley-Thomson Introduction Judgment in the case of Girling v East Suffolk Council [2020] 9 WLUK 348 was delivered on 1st October 2020 and it’s certainly one to add to your personal planning case book. The Claimant sought judicial review of the Council’s decision to grant planning permission for replacement facilities in respect of what is […]

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Taking time off to look after dependants

Understanding what employees’ rights are and how this should be handled by employers has never been more important as we reach the peak of the pandemic.

Material adverse change clauses – draft carefully

The unprecedented situation that the coronavirus pandemic has delivered to global commerce has impacted on a variety of contractual issues related to non-contentious day-to-day transactions.

An employment guide to lockdown 3.0

With COVID-19 taking hold once more, the government has put the UK under a third lockdown, forcing all non-essential shops to close once again.

BVI update: “Black Swan” legislation passed

On 31 December 2020, the BVI House of Assembly passed the so-called “Black Swan” Bill amending section 24 of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) Act (Cap. 80) so as to confer jurisdiction on the BVI Court to grant interim relief in support of foreign proceedings.

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Baker & McKenzie turns to Corrs for Aussie corporate hire

Baker & McKenzie has bolstered its Melbourne office with the addition of a partner from Australian firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth. Corporate lawyer Peter Ickeringill, who was previously Asia Pacific general counsel of the Daily Mail and General Trust Group, has been a partner at Corrs since 2007. He is the latest is a series of […]

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