By Gwendoline Davies, James Crayton Gwendoline Davies, Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution, and James Crayton, a partner in the Commercial Contracts Team, offer practical advice arising from the recent case of Volumatic v Ideas for Life , which highlights the risks of doing business in the absence of a concluded contract. Why is this case of interest? […]
Various briefings related to employment are covered in this article. These include: Ongoing Government consultations Employment Tribunal update Data subject access requests – do you know the rules? New laws on pregnancy and maternity discrimination on the horizon? Case Law Update – October 2019 Click to read them in detail.
The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published a consultation (available here) on how it plans to achieve the “future homes standard” announced in the Chancellor’s Spring Statement. The future homes standard is to be introduced in 2025 and is part of the Government’s plan for meeting its legally-binding target to reach […]
By James Taylor In the recent case of Promontoria (Henrico) Ltd v Gurcharn Samra, the High Court has rejected unfair relationship allegations made by a customer against its bank and distressed debt creditor. James Taylor, who acted in the case on behalf of the creditor, highlights key takeaways for lenders. What is an ‘unfair relationship’? Section […]
Gwendoline Davies, Head of Dispute Resolution at Walker Morris explains why businesses need to understand the different categories of contractual terms. In light of the recent Court of Appeal case of Ark Shipping v Silverburn Shipping , Gwendoline clarifies the correct approach to the classification of terms, and offers practical advice for anyone involved in contract drafting […]
By David Asker A guarantor is an individual who is agreeing to pay the rent if the tenant defaults on payments. Guarantors can often be necessary when renting to students or those in part time or low paid work, but any landlord can ask for a guarantor agreement if they feel there might be an element […]
By David Asker The Government is holding a consultation covering additional legal support for those facing eviction or repossession. Currently, the Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme (HPCDS) offers free advice on the day to anyone at risk of eviction or repossession, this service is not means tested and is therefore available to anyone who finds themselves […]
By Gunther Leissler, Andreas Natterer, Sara Khalil Case: C‑18/18; Eva Glawischnig-Piesczek vs Facebook Ireland Limited On 3 October 2019 the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) provided guidance on Social Media operators obligations to monitor their networks for “hate speech”. 1 Background of the case In 2016 Eva Glawischnig-Piesczek, a (former) Austrian politician, was exposed […]
By Bryan De Verneuil-Smith, Mathew Newman What is the Guernsey solvency test? The solvency test, found in section 527 of the Companies (Guernsey) Law 2008 as amended (“the Law”), is used to determine whether a Guernsey company is solvent. For non-regulated companies, it is a two-part test. For regulated companies there is a third part to the […]
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The Serious Fraud Office has said Dechert should have to pay more than £3m in damages if the ENRC’s claim against the pair is successful, in what is the latest development in an increasingly bitter dispute. The ENRC has been under investigation from the SFO since 2013, but has made several allegations since about how […]
Kirkland & Ellis has taken another partner from Linklaters, as a second member of the magic circle firm’s tax team leaves for the US firm in London. Mavnick Nerwal will make the move to the Gherkin two years after Kirkland picked up former Linklaters partner Tim Lowe, who co-heads the US firm’s tax practice. Lowe joined […]
Herbert Smith Freehills and Kirkland & Ellis bagged roles on WHSmith’s latest expansion into the US market, as the company bought another stateside retailer that caters to airports and resorts. The Marshall Retail Group, advised by Kirkland, was acquired by the UK company for $400m (£312m). The Kirkland team was led by Los Angeles corporate […]
Pinsent Masons and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner have acted on a land purchase deal at the heart of the Ebbsfleet Garden City development, opening the way for construction of a commercial and residential centre. Pinsent Masons, led by Birmingham-based real estate partner David Meecham acted for Ebbsfleet Developmemt Corporation (EDC) on its purchase of a […]
DWF has launched a consulting arm, with two hires from BDO and Grant Thornton. The firm, which listed on the London Stock Exchange earlier this year, has started DWF Regulatory Consulting and has hired BDO financial services partner Andrew Jacobs and Darren Fisher, who was previously a director in Grant Thornton’s financial services advisory arm. […]