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High Court enforcement for business webinar Q&A part 2

High Court enforcement vs statutory demand? Which is the best option? Once you have a judgment you can serve a statutory demand, the debtor then has 21 days to either pay the debt or to reach a settlement. We would advise that if a debtor has allowed the case to get as far as a […]

European Enforcement Orders in the UK

By David Asker European Enforcement orders mean that judgments within Europe can be enforced in any EU country. This means that once you have obtained a judgment, it can be enforced using the methods used by the specific country wherein the debtor assets are held. In this article we outline the process for an EU […]

Three-year tenancy agreements – government consultation

By David Asker The government intends to hold a consultation on tenancy agreement lengths, with the proposal setting out the shortest term being three years with a six­month break clause. As it stands around 80% of tenancies in England and Wales are either six or twelve-month assured shorthold agreements, any changes would be significant and […]

Eviction of travellers – writ of possession or common law?

By David Asker There are approximately between 200,000 and 300,000 travellers living in the United Kingdom with around 60,000 who live in caravans on both authorised and unauthorised sites. If you do have problems with travellers then there are two options available to you, we outline these options and advise of which might be best […]

Webinar Q&A: High Court enforcement for business

By David Asker On 13th June The Sheriffs Office held a webinar covering High Court enforcement for business. The webinar was well attended by solicitors and credit controllers and business owners; the following questions were asked…

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Overseas companies and UK property – all change in 2021

By Maria Connolly At the end of July, the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill was published. The intention is that, from 2021, overseas entities wanting  to deal in certain UK property will have to register in the overseas entities register (OER). Why will overseas entities have to register?

Hackitt review: Response suggests further extension of the regime

By Adrian Mansbridge As outlined in our previous articles covering what lies ahead for high rise regulation and the proposed ban on flammable cladding the legislative programme to implement the recommendations of the Hackitt review and to address broader concerns is already underway. However, as anticipated, political concerns have already led to these proposals being “beefed up”…

Use of behavioural biometrics brings privacy issues under GDPR

By Alex Towers With cybertheft and data breaches becoming an increasingly common occurrence, the need to rapidly and accurately identify fraud has driven the development of behavioural biometrics as a means to target automated attacks and suspicious transactions. However, for the technology to function, companies must amass libraries of biometric personal data to construct profiles…

Supreme Court rules a ‘right to litigate’ cannot be assigned to a third party

By Rebecca MacCann What happens if you assign your right to litigate to a person or company that is unconnected to the event that creates the right to litigate? In the recent Supreme Court case of SPV Osus Ltd v­ HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Ireland) Limited & Ors [2018] IESC 44, the Supreme Court held […]

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By Pedro Simões Coelho, Ricardo Seabra Moura and Carlos Filipe Couto How is fund management regulated in your jurisdiction? Which authorities have primary responsibility for regulating funds, fund managers and those marketing funds?

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