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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 […]
As with other parts of the UK, the last 18 months have seen a period of exceptional market activity in the living sector in Northern Ireland, despite the economic challenges of Covid. Much of that activity has in fact been driven by the societal challenges and behavioural shifts brought about by the pandemic.
Gowling WLG and Export Development Canada hosted an engaging virtual panel discussion focused on Canadian ESG in investing and lending. The panel touches on ESG in the context of our current market, as well as key considerations and upcoming developments in Canadian ESG.
In the summer, new guidance was introduced for professional and amateur footballers to reduce the number of headers allowed in training and in use during a game. This followed an investigation into the impact of this move on the long term brain health of football players and a potential link to brain damage was raised.
The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision in Corner Brook (City) v. Bailey provides helpful clarification and direction respecting the interpretations of contracts. The case arises in the context of the interpretation of a release. However, it has significantly broader application and reaffirms the contextual approach to the interpretation of contracts previously articulated in the SCC’s 2014 decision in Sattva.
Earlier this month, The Institute for Policy and Engagement at the University of Nottingham ran an in-depth virtual conference discussing the need for action on the issues surrounding predatory marriage.
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As we begin to see the tail-off from recession litigation, the pandemic has accelerated all the worst trends in the retail sector
Despite rising profits firms are increasingly looking for ways beyond money to attract people
While some of London’s smaller firms are vanishing, there are plenty more where they came from
A post-merger review gave BCLP a set of goals, but the results so far are mixed
As it edges closer to the £100m revenue mark, PwC Legal is looking for growth in the regions
Partnership demographics in Asia are changing, but the pace is glacial
Hogan Lovells is in talks to take on 280,000 square feet in a development opposite its Atlantic House headquarters. The firm is understood to have set its sights on Royal London’s upcoming Holborn Viaduct scheme, which comprises Kimberley House (14-21 Holborn Viaduct), Meridian House and 32 Farringdon Street. Altogether, the scheme covers 387,000 square feet, […]
Bolt is embarking on a wide-scale panel review as it expands into new regions and business verticals. Having put a mini panel in place in May this year, the Tallinn-headquartered ride-hailing app will begin looking to assemble a formal panel in early 2022. Though the current panel is largely UK and Western Europe-focused, the new […]
The Ince Group is purchasing corporate advisory business Arden Partners for a proposed £10m, as the listed firm once the again enters the M&A scene. The acquisition should close in the first quarter of 2021. The acquisition of Arden by Ince will value each Arden share at approximately 31 pence. Upon completion of the transaction, […]
Linklaters, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Reed Smith are lined up on IKEA’s £378m acquisition of Topshop’s former flagship store on Oxford Street. Ingka Investments, IKEA’s largest owner and operator, has agreed to purchase the sprawling property at 214 Oxford Street. The crowning jewel in Philip Green’s Arcadia empire, Topshop’s 100,000-sq ft-store was vacated in December last year. […]
Slaughter and May partners will be able to invest their own money in tech startups enrolled in the firm’s incubator programme. It is the first time Slaughters gives its partnership opportunities for direct investment in companies involved in its 2019-launched Collaborate accelerator, which next year kicks off its third edition. Collaborate cohort members will be […]
As firms repopulate their offices, we get a glimpse into life at Bird & Bird‘s London headquarters. The firm has been welcoming back lawyers and staff in its 12 New Fetter Lane office since last month. Under a new agile working policy, employees are now able to spend 50 per cent of their working hours […]
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