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By Bridget Dolan QC R (Allman) v HM Senior Coroner for Liverpool and Wirral The short and desperately tragic life of Alfie Evans, and his parents’ heart-rending fight to have him transferred to Rome for continuation of his life sustaining treatment, has recently been fully played out in the public arena. The public hearings in the […]

Implications of a ‘no Brexit deal’ on business structuring, accounting and audit

By Alison Johnson As 29 March 2019 draws ever closer and Brexit withdrawal negotiations continue, the UK government has started to release a series of technical notices outlining the implications of a “no Brexit deal” on certain key topics and industries. Noting that changes in business structuring, accounting and audit will be of interest to […]

Mortgage portfolio transfers – How a stitch in time saves nine

By Abigail Hadfield Inadvertently failing to transfer the legal title to even a handful of mortgages following a portfolio acquisition can be a costly mistake. The secondary market in residential mortgage books is thriving, and purchasers are increasingly being caught out by this apparently simple issue. In the majority of cases, a suitably-worded power of […]

Governing law and jurisdiction clause in contracts

By Gordon Bell, Tom Price, David Lowe Governing law and jurisdiction or dispute clauses are two distinct things. Governing law is the substantive law of the contract and dispute resolution clauses are the clauses that tell you where and how your dispute is going to be resolved. They are very different. One does not imply the other and […]

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Shoosmiths appoints senior associate Brian Hession to real-estate team

Shoosmiths has grown its real-estate team in Birmingham with the appointment of senior associate Brian Hession. Hession is a commercial property specialist, with particular expertise in commercial and mixed-use property development, investment, funding and leasing. He joins from Davies & Partners, a niche commercial property firm based in Gloucester where he was head of commercial […]

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New entrants in the solicitors’ professional indemnity insurance (PII) market are targeting UK top 50 firms, but smaller practices are finding it harder to find cover. As reported in this week’s professional indemnity special report, several new market entrants are keen to attract large firms to their PII roster. These include A-rated insurers CV Starr and […]

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Bucks County Council teams up with emergency services group for first local authority ABS

Buckinghamshire County Council has become the first local authority to form an alternative business structure (ABS), after the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) granted it a licence. The new venture, Buckinghamshire Law Plus, becomes effective on 24 November. It will combine the council’s existing in-house team with that of the Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire Authority […]

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Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Cayman Islands law advice to Century Sage Scientific Holdings regarding its listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange by way of Hong Kong public offering and international offering. Century Sage Scientific Holdings, an investment holding company, primarily provides hardware and […]

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