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Blog: Application for an inquest into Alfie Evans’ death is without merit

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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Lend Lease promotes senior legal counsel Packer to EMEA GC

Australian-headquartered construction giant Lend Lease has promoted senior legal counsel Mark Packer to the role of general counsel (GC) for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Packer took up the role earlier this month following the retirement of former EMEA GC Patrick Gloyens. Packer went in-house at Lend Lease in 2009 after five years as […]

Eversheds comments on new UK environmental penalties

The new UK environmental penalties will make companies nervous of retrospective action, according to Paul Verrico, principal associate at Eversheds. These new sentencing guidelines came into force on 1 July 2014 and increase the levels of fine likely to be imposed on those committing environmental crimes. Verrico said: ‘Historically, the approach of the courts to […]

DWF takes on Government in panel-related High Court battle

Being kicked off a panel always stings but for DWF the loss of the Government’s Insolvency Service (IS) panel work was just too hard to take. As we report today, the firm is in a High Court showdown with the agency over its decision to choose Shepherd and Wedderburn. Most firms would like a peek […]

Juliet Allen returns to No5 Chambers

The family team at No5 Chambers has welcomed back Juliet Allen. Allen, called in 2005, brings additional expertise to the recently strengthened team. Her core areas of practice are matrimonial finance including cases involving significant assets, cohabitation disputes and private law children cases.

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Mishcon posts 17% rise in London revenue to £97.8m as total turnover hits £104.6m

Mishcon de Reya has posted its financial results for 2013/14, which reveal a doubling of turnover since 2009. Last year Mishcon’s London revenue grew by 17 per cent from £83.4m to £97.8m, an increase that takes turnover just short of the three-year 2013-2016 business plan budget target of £100m that was set last year (23 […]

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