In this article Matthew Mills considers the judgment of the Supreme Court in Lehtimaki v Cooper. The appeal is one of very few charity cases to reach the Supreme Court in recent years, and concerns the affairs of one of the UK’s largest grant-making charities and raises novel legal points concerning the extent of the court’s jurisdiction over charitable companies.
James Morgan QC, who acted for the successful second defendant in Uavend Properties Inc v Adsaax Ltd & Vistra Trust (Singapore) PTE Ltd  EWHC 2073 (Comm), summarises the decision and its ramifications in this short article.
The past year has seen repeated attempts by the courts to solve the conundrum of electronic working and how it interfaces with out-of-court appointments of administrators. So is the Temporary Practice Direction Supporting the Insolvency Practice Direction just a temporary fix for what is a permanent problem? Josh Lewison examines the case law in this briefing.
By Charles Holbech There are a number of classic features common to probate claims where the validity of a will is challenged. A testator typically executes a new will in favour of one or more family members (often to the exclusion of others). The new will represents a significant departure from the terms of previous […]
By Shantanu Majumdar QC Recent weeks have seen a spate of decisions on contempt of court. Most are sentencing cases and thus of little general interest since they turn on their facts. However, three cases do raise issues of general principle which not infrequently arise in the commercial fraud context. In this article, Shantanu Majumdar […]
A business continuity plan is an essential tool for ensuring a business will survive a business impacting incident. 75% of companies without a business continuity plan will fail within 3 years of their first major incident and 20% of companies will suffer from a fire, flood, terrorism, power outage, roof damage or theft in any […]
The key lessons from the first two topics in our Brave New Law series.
In a tough commercial environment, improving the speed at which the enterprise can negotiate and close a transaction is vital.
How contract review technology puts GCs on equal footing with the rest of the senior management team, enabling them to become more efficient and speed up deal velocity.
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Arnold & Porter is to close its Frankfurt office, four years after entering Germany via its merger with fellow US firm Kaye Scholer. The US firm will shut its Frankfurt outpost, which houses around nine partners and 16 lawyers in total. Arnold & Porter had acquired the office after it pulled off a $1bn merger […]
The chief legal operations officer of National Grid is leaving the company, the second high-profile departure from the energy provider’s legal team in two months. Mo Zain Ajaz, chief counsel and global head of operational excellence, is leaving his role at the energy provider at the end of 2020, wrapping a stint that has lasted […]
Ashurst’s in-house digital solutions venture is launching its first-ever product, one year after its creation. Ashurst Advance Digital is launching a cloud-based tool aimed at helping clients deal with upcoming sustainability regulations looming over the financial services sector. The unit, which is led by partner Tara Waters and made its debut in early 2019, relies […]
Eversheds Sutherland’s Lee Ranson has been handed another four-year term, extending his leadership tenure through to 2025. Ranson will continue in his role as the chief executive of Eversheds Sutherland’s international business, which excludes operations in the US. Eversheds tends to announce successors, or reappointments early, with Ranson’s new term starting in May next year. […]
The chair of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP)’s global data privacy and security practice has joined Greenberg Traurig in the US, alongside a partner and an associate in his team. The duo includes Colorado-based partner David Zetoony, who will join Greenberg’s Denver office and Chicago-based partner Jena Valdetero, who will keep practising in the same […]
A group of barristers, legal academics and lawyers have co-signed a letter against the implementation of self-identification. The group, some of whom specialise in discrimination law, are opposed to the operation of self-ID in public and private bodies. It comes after formal self-ID legislation was shelved earlier this month, which would have permitted widespread use […]