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By Gurprit Mattu The Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA”) published its final rules for the banning of derivatives and Exchange Traded Notes (“ETN’s”) that reference unregulated transferable cryptoassets, such as Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, and Ripple. The rules apply to firms who are operating from or in the United Kingdom. The ban comes into effect on 6 […]
By Richard Humphreys QC Richard Humphreys QC (instructed by Jones Day) represented DB Symmetry Ltd (the appellant). The dispute was as to whether a planning condition required the developer to dedicate access roads as public highways or whether it merely regulated the physical attributes of the roads. The Court of Appeal held, allowing the appeal from […]
By Manjit S Gill QC, Edward Nicholson Do past or present periods of overstaying mean that a person who has otherwise remained continuously in the UK with leave for 10 years cannot qualify for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) under the Long Residence Rule in paragraph 276B of the Immigration Rules? This question is considered […]
By Gurprit Mattu On 31 October 2020, the government ban on repossession hearings comes to an end. Lenders may commence or continue with repossession proceedings if appropriate. When is it appropriate? The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published further guidance on Mortgages and Coronavirus  which applies from 16 September 2020. It sets out that firms must continue to […]
By Leanne Buckley-Thomson Introduction Judgment in the case of Girling v East Suffolk Council  9 WLUK 348 was delivered on 1st October 2020 and it’s certainly one to add to your personal planning case book. The Claimant sought judicial review of the Council’s decision to grant planning permission for replacement facilities in respect of what is […]
There is much scope for charities to work more closely with business for mutual benefit, going beyond the provision of traditional CSR support, in order to address big problems facing all of us.
Understanding what you need to do when faced with the prospect of litigation is essential for in-house counsel. In this webinar Ana Lelliott provides her top tips for dealing with commercial disputes, discusses when to litigate or consider alternative options and provides a quick refresher on privilege and without prejudice.
Predatory or forced marriages faced by individuals (usually elderly) whose mental capacity is in doubt or who are vulnerable to undue influence remain an open wound for many families.
In Moore v 7595611 Canada Corp, the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed that there is no maximum cap for loss of care, guidance and companionship damages under the Family Law Act in Ontario. Family members (spouse, children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, or siblings) of an injured or deceased person can seek these damages in a tort claim where the injury or death occurred due to the fault or negligence of another person.
Long overdue reforms on the way
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The move of Matthew Arnold & Baldwin’s banking team turned Dentons into one of the City’s most oft-used firms, but court roles could dwindle.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has expanded its French litigation and investigations practice, with the appointment of two new partners. The firm has hired White & Case partner Philippe Métais, head of its commercial and civil litigation group in Paris. He joined the firm in 1987. Making the move alongside him is Elodie Valette, a White […]
Goodwin has hired a capital markets partner from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP), little more than a year after she joined the merged firm. The firm has taken on Ariel White-Tsimikalis, who until now was a partner in the UK public company practice within the M&A and corporate finance team in London and global co-leader […]
Metro Bank’s former general counsel has moved to rail pension fund Railpen to rebuild the legal function. Sally-Ann James has taken on the GC mantle at Railpen after nearly a decade as GC at Metro Bank. She joined as sole counsel in 2012 from the Co-operative Banking Group’s contract and commercial in-house team. It was […]
Ashurst has recruited a partner from Norton Rose Fulbright, the second addition to its City finance practice in less than a month. The firm has taken on Daniel Franks, who has been a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright since 2014. A derivatives and structured finance specialist, he focuses on capital markets transactions – especially in […]
The Lawyer and LexisNexis gathered delegates from across the legal sector, including lawyers, chief operating officers and IT directors, to discuss data and analytics – the critical path that data plays in their practices and how to harness its power for profitability, risk, management, planning and client experience. The roundtable was led by LexisNexis UK […]
A partner from Travers Smith’s finance team is moving to a US outfit, making him the latest to leave in the past year. Partner Barry Newman is understood to be joining Proskauer Rose. Newman is a homegrown Travers lawyer who trained at the firm and became a partner in the finance group in 2016. Newman’s practice […]
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