By David Asker It has just been announced that the government are holding a consultation on the enforcement of possession orders. At present there are two routes to possession; the High Court route and the County Court route, both with different legislative and administrative processes. The consultation is looking at the differences in each approach and […]
By David Asker At this time of year, we see many suppliers contacting us about money they are owed from Christmas parties. For these companies it seems the festive hangover has lasted longer than is reasonable so we have put together a handy guide to how companies and business that are owed money from the Christmas […]
By David Asker What is the best method to remove trespassers from a doorway within the curtilage of a non-residential property together with their belongings? My client (local authority) owns the freehold of the premises. Where trespassers, for example rough sleeper, refuse or simply fail to move from a doorway when asked politely to do […]
By David Asker The Government looks set to introduce a compulsory redress scheme for private landlords. The redress scheme will enable tenants to complain through a ‘housing complaints resolution service’ allowing them to have quick access to resolve problems and issues they face with their housing. The idea being that anyone, no matter what the […]
By David Asker In the past year there have been many changes and updates that have impacted across the gig economy, as well as many high-profile cases involving gig economy employees and their employers, including Uber and Pimlico Plumbers. We have looked at what to expect in the year ahead in terms of employment law.
Many offshore jurisdictions saw notable reforms in 2018. This article considers how recent changes to the regulation of financial services in Bermuda have affected private trust companies. These legislative amendments were made primarily to ensure that Bermuda’s legal framework remains up to date with international standards, which are aimed at maintaining the international financial system’s […]
A company has outstanding debts and it seems they are struggling financially. What can you do to try and get your debts settled? Is applying to have the company wound up the answer? Here, we take a look at what you will need to consider before a decision is made and we take a look […]
In the recent case of SKYMIST HOLDINGS LIMITED v GRANDLANE DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED , the Technology and Construction Court (TCC), considered the principle of “approbation and reprobation” in “satellite litigation” over the jurisdiction of adjudicators. But is challenging the jurisdiction of an adjudicator worth the cost involved? We review the key points in the Skymist decision, and the TCC‘s […]
Public consultations on enhancing retirement security led by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada closed in late 2018. Given the importance and complexity of the subject matter, the one-month consultation period offered by the government was curiously short. Given that 2019 is an election year, the quick completion of the process could […]
Competition matters, and investigations more generally, differ greatly in execution from the approach to eDiscovery taken in litigation. Understanding the potential issues is paramount in developing an eDiscovery model that tackles the regulatory pressures faced by legal teams and their corporate clients. In the first article in this series we compare the different approaches and examine […]
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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has been called in by Canadian firm Stikemann Elliott to co-lead on Dairy Crest’s sale to a transatlantic buyer. The magic circle firm has been providing UK legal advice to Canadian company Saputo, which produces milk and dairy products. Freshfields corporate partner Stephen Hewes has taken the lead alongside colleague Peter Hall, […]
Four more partners have left Squire Patton Boggs’ London office, in the wake of former managing partner Robert Weekes’ move to Crowell & Moring earlier this month. UK litigation head Laurence Winston and restructuring partners Paul Muscutt and Cathryn Williams are to part ways with the firm, while Robin Baillie in the infrastructure practice is […]
Shearman & Sterling’s global turnover increased by 5 per cent over 2018, though the pace of growth has fallen behind some of Shearman’s US peers who have all reported double-digit gains this year. Turnover at Shearman rose to $955.5m in 2018, an increase of 4 per cent. This followed the addition of just $5m to […]
Addleshaw Goddard’s senior partner Charles Penney faces a challenge to his bid for another term, with another contender stepping forward to take on the role. Penney, who is seeking a second term in the top job, will run against contender Michael Leftley, who heads the employment, incentives & immigration group in London. Leftley has been […]