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Mrs Hart was disappointed with her financial settlement. She appealed to the Court of Appeal but the appeal was rejected. Her team had argued that the High Court Judge had not punished Mr Hart for his refusal to be straight about his finances and had based her settlement on the sum that he did disclose, […]

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In Clin ­v­ Walter Lilly & Co Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 490, the Court of Appeal held an implied term would be implied into a building contract (based on amended JCT terms) to provide for the employer’s obligations relating to planning permission or conservation area consent. On 25 September 2012, Mr Clin (the Employer) engaged […]

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EMI Options: Approval granted

By Ben Watson As mentioned in our previous update, the tax reliefs associated with Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) options are technically a form of state aid and therefore require approval from the EU Commission.  Two days before the deadline of 7 April 2018, HMRC announced that the UK had failed to renew its EU state aid […]

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By Jo Pritchard The 2018 FIFA World Cup is to shortly kick off in Russia. Amidst the excitement, it is important to remember a few key dos and don’ts for any planned marketing campaigns. With a global audience of more than 3 billion, it will be tempting to capitalise on the football fever with World […]

Independent review of building regulations and fire safety

The catastrophic events of the evening of 14 June 2017 which led to the tragic loss of 71 lives at Grenfell Tower has cast a spotlight on the system relating to the design, construction and maintenance of high-rise and complex buildings. In the wake of the disaster, the government announced an independent review of building […]

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Gide set to explore emerging markets as Puel and de Moucheron re-elected

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Norton Rose Fulbright sets 30 per cent female partner target for 2020

Norton Rose Fulbright has become the latest in a string of major firms to announce a 30 per cent female partnership target by 2020. At the close of the 2013/14 financial year, 22 per cent of Norton Rose Fulbright’s partners were women, although this proportion dropped to 20 per cent in the equity partnership. London’s […]

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Philip Edey QC, Andrew Fulton and Sarah Tresman from 20 Essex Street, instructed by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan UK, have appeared in Hut Group Ltd v Nobahar-Cookson. This was a dispute arising out of a share purchase agreement (SPA) under which the Hut Group (THG) purchased a company trading as MyProtein from the defendants for a […]

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