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Fund finance market: How can lenders protect themselves?

By Alistair Russell, Richard Munden, Ardil Salem Although the fund finance market has historically been, and continues to be, a particularly low-risk one for lenders, recent events have led some to consider a rather rare and unlikely scenario: what if a fund simply releases or waives the commitments of its investors without lender consent? A credit agreement will […]

Five key employment cases: 2018

By Antonia Blackwell As we enter the festive period and the start of a new year, we take a look back on some of the most notable cases of 2018. Employer’s liability A managing director’s assault on an employee was held to be “in the course of employment” by the Court of Appeal, and therefore […]

Fraudsters are entitled to make use of the law of adverse possession

By Nick Shepherd, Lucy Shepherd The Court of Appeal has held that the law of adverse possession can be used to obtain ownership of a property even if the possession came about due to previous fraudulent activity. Background The case of Rashid v Nasrullah involved two people named Mohammed Rashid, whom the court for convenience termed MR1 […]

Ontario postpones retail cannabis licence applications at the eleventh hour

By Lewis Retik, William Bjornsson At 7:30 p.m. on the evening of December 13, effectively one business day before the application portal for Ontario retail cannabis licences was scheduled to open, the Ontario government announced that it will postpone its acceptance of cannabis retail licence applications. The move was announced as a response to continued […]

Brexit and the protection of geographical indications for food and drink

By Ravi Randhawa In this article we review the potentially complex and disruptive implications of both a ‘deal’ and ‘no deal’ Brexit for UK and EU producers of GI-protected products given the current huge economic benefit (and cultural value) for the UK with over £5 billion gained in annual exports of GI-protected products. INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHICAL […]

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Thomas Eggar sees steady growth

South-East firm Thomas Eggar Church Adams has announced a sound set of financial figures after a year of investing heavily in its new London premises and expanding its asset management business Thesis. Gross revenue rose by 12 per cent, from £17m to £19.1m. Average profits per partner climbed from £132,000 to £164,000, with partners at […]

McDermotts lands plum role with IAC AIM listing

Chicago firm’s London office wins instruction from film finance company The London office of Chicago firm McDermott Will & Emery is advising film finance company IAC Holdings on its flotation on AIM.The company has issued a pathfinder prospectus and expects to complete its listing by today (6 August) by way of a reverse takeover of […]

Bar Council to work on direct access recommendation from OFT's report

BarDirect restrictions are brought into question as bar considers an extension of clients’ direct access to barristers The Bar Council is willing to explore the recommendation in the Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT) report on competition in the professions to extend direct access.Although the bar’s consultation paper in response to the OFT’s report looks largely […]

Canada set to gain freedom from provincial boundaries

The Federation of Law Societies of Canada is planning to introduce complete mobility for lawyers in the country and do away with the provincial jurisdictions. At the federation’s annual meeting this month, it will start a process aimed at allowing lawyers to practise throughout the country rather than just in their home province.The country is […]

…as estate planning partner quits

Beiten Burkhardt Mittl & Wegener has lost its estate planning capability with the departure of Klaus Wigand, who is leaving to set up his own firm. Wigand, who is based in Munich, is currently working alone, but he plans to employ two more lawyers before the end of the year.Bridges Kanzlei Wigand, as the firm […]

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