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Blog: Application for an inquest into Alfie Evans’ death is without merit

By Bridget Dolan QC R (Allman) v HM Senior Coroner for Liverpool and Wirral The short and desperately tragic life of Alfie Evans, and his parents’ heart-rending fight to have him transferred to Rome for continuation of his life sustaining treatment, has recently been fully played out in the public arena. The public hearings in the […]

Implications of a ‘no Brexit deal’ on business structuring, accounting and audit

By Alison Johnson As 29 March 2019 draws ever closer and Brexit withdrawal negotiations continue, the UK government has started to release a series of technical notices outlining the implications of a “no Brexit deal” on certain key topics and industries. Noting that changes in business structuring, accounting and audit will be of interest to […]

Mortgage portfolio transfers – How a stitch in time saves nine

By Abigail Hadfield Inadvertently failing to transfer the legal title to even a handful of mortgages following a portfolio acquisition can be a costly mistake. The secondary market in residential mortgage books is thriving, and purchasers are increasingly being caught out by this apparently simple issue. In the majority of cases, a suitably-worded power of […]

Governing law and jurisdiction clause in contracts

By Gordon Bell, Tom Price, David Lowe Governing law and jurisdiction or dispute clauses are two distinct things. Governing law is the substantive law of the contract and dispute resolution clauses are the clauses that tell you where and how your dispute is going to be resolved. They are very different. One does not imply the other and […]

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Australian firm in u9m fraud payout

The partners of one of Australia’s most prestigious law firms, Allen Allen & Hemsley, have been found personally liable for A$22m (u9m), arising from the fraudulent activities of a former managing partner in the London office. The 100-partner firm, which is based in Sydney and Brisbane, has been rocked by a string of adverse judgments […]

Orricks steals Cameron McKenna duo

US firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has lured two Cameron McKenna project finance partners to join its London office. Martin Stewart-Smith and Paul Stock join the San Francisco-based firm from Cameron McKenna’s energy and construction department. Ian Johnson, managing partner of Orricks’ London office, says: “Martin and Paul’s addition further deepens our project finance resources […]

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Quote of the week

“Judicial chambers, like any other small office, require a close working relationship among its staff, and workers routinely may be exposed to the vagaries of co-workers’ or employer’s sometimes eccentric personalities or uncivil behaviour.” – Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court rules that Traffic Court Judge Lillian Podgorski’s habits of throwing things at her assistant, cursing her family, […]

In brief: Paisner & Co

Paisner & Co has increased its fee earning staff by 12.5 per cent in the past three months, bringing the fee earning total to 155. The firm poached solicitors from Berrymans Lace Mawer, Berwin Leighton, Coudert Brothers, Garretts, SJ Berwin and Theodore Goddard as part of an expansion drive.

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