By David Asker All deposits must have been registered with a government backed tenancy deposit scheme, these schemes are: • Deposit Protection Service • MyDeposits • Tenancy Deposit Scheme At the end of a tenancy as a landlord, the deposit should be returned to the tenant within 10 days once an agreement has been reached […]
By David Asker Extensions and loft conversions can add both value and extra space to your property, but what can you do when things don’t quite go to plan? There are ways to mitigate the risk of hiring a cowboy builder, recommendations include the following: Ask for several references Look them up on Companies House Check […]
By David Asker A charging order can be applied for if a county court judgment has been issued. Generally, they are a long game as they mean the debt is secured against a property. They shouldn’t be viewed as an instant way to obtain payment from a debtor. Applying for a charging order You’ll need […]
By David Asker As a creditor, and therefore an interested party you can object to a limited company’s application to be struck off. Who needs to be informed if a company applies to be struck-off? A company can apply to be struck off by the directors of a company and any application to be struck […]
By David Asker HMCTS enables payment on account for those who are regularly making payments to them, this includes law firms and other such organisations with a high volume of cases passing through the HMCTS systems. This has been defined by HMCTS as more than 12 court fees annually. Payment on account for HMCTS At […]
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 […]
By Natalie Barton-Howes, Emma Bufton Natalie Barton-Howes provides practical advice to help you to understand the enforcement powers companies face and how to navigate a regulatory investigation in order to minimise the disruption to your business.
By Alex Ha Kyung Kim, Emma Bufton Alex Ha Kyung Kim provides an update on the key developments in regulatory guidelines and enforcement actions, sharing key takeaway points and his outlook for the near future.
By Sue Ryan, Lindsay Hammond Our article, back in December 2018, “The Ban on combustible Materials in the External Wall of Buildings – what you need to know” identified that since the publishing of the Hackitt Interim Report in December 2017 and the Final Report in May 2018, the Government has been under increasing pressure to […]
By Edward Pitt Start-up series part 6 At inception, your business may consist of one or two people and have no ‘fixed abode’. Mobile technology allows us to work remotely and has enabled countless start-ups to be created from the kitchen table, coffee shop and students’ union. Meetings can be held via Skype, desks can […]
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A judge who claims she was “bullied, ignored and undermined” by her peers has won a landmark case in the Supreme Court, which ruled she should be classed as a worker and granted the same legal protections as whistleblowers. After a range of cost-cutting reforms were announced by the Ministry of Justice in 2010, District […]
Ashurst has set up a new accelerator programme for up to 30 fintech companies, following similar efforts made by firms such as Allen & Overy, Slaughter and May and Addleshaw Goddard. The firm has launched FinTech Legal Labs, which will be run in its new London headquarters in the Fruit & Wool Exchange. It is […]
Hogan Lovells has been successful in an appeal for its client PrivatBank, allowing the firm to pursue the lawsuit in London against oligarchs represented by Fieldfisher, Pinsent Masons and Enyo. The Ukrainian bank challenged a High Court judgment, which ruled the case does not have jurisdiction in London and that a worldwide freezing order on […]
Latham & Watkins has advised special effects company DNEG on its anticipated IPO on the London Stock Exchange. DNEG hopes to raise £150m in new shares to fund company growth and reduce its net debt through the listing. The visual effects entity published its registration document today, which was approved by the FCA. The team […]
The co-heads of Allen & Overy’s leveraged finance practice in New York have left the magic circle for Shearman & Sterling. Alan Rockwell and Michael Chernick, who cover all areas of leveraged finance, including M&A and private equity LBO financings, are to make the move from A&O. Rockwell started his career at the Scottish firm […]